Anyone have the steps necessary to remove the front tire for the 1100? I've seen a thread for an older model. Is there a lot of difference? It also mentioned a special tool needed to align the front axle. Is it needed?
It's the same and you really don't need the tool but it makes things easier & less chance of scratching things up. The tool helps you align your axle with the adjustment hole in the Showa forks the 1100s doesn't need the tool as for the adjustment is on the side of the Ohlins shock.