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Kumuya 2 Jun 2012 19:29

1981 KL250 front wheel removal
 
Hi,

I know that can sound like a dumb question. How do I remove the front wheel from an KL250 with front drum brake.
I know the theory, I had a KLE400 with disk brakes and a KLR600 with drum only on the rear.

My problem is that I can't find a way to disconnect the cable from the drum so I ended-up today trying all kind of strange movements to get the drum off the wheel while i was holding the wheel with the other hand, but without success. So I put the wheel back searched old friend google but no luck.

Anyway, this bike, as simple as it is, tends to be a pain in the ass when comes to repairing including removing the swing arm to change the chain :thumbdown: if you do the stupid thing to order an original kit with chain, sprocket and wheel and the chain is as the original ... closed.

Thanks for any advices

Kumuya 8 Jun 2012 11:48

Ok, problem solved, old school, hammer, brute force and cable cutter are my friends


Now another problem removing the swing-arm, looks like the big axle is stuck and does not want to move from there even with a hammer.

Ideas are welcome

Keks 8 Jun 2012 11:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kumuya (Post 381924)
Ok, problem solved, old school, hammer, brute force and cable cutter are my friends


Now another problem removing the swing-arm, looks like the big axle is stuck and does not want to move from there even with a hammer.

Ideas are welcome

I donĀ“t think anyone will suggest to use increased force without knowing the situation. Can we have a couple of pictures?

Kumuya 8 Jun 2012 21:22

Thank you, I will make some pics tomorrow. I am afraid that the rust inside the swingarm is responsible for it.


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