Remove the axle nuts, pull out the axle, slide the rear wheel forward, and you can easily get the chain off of the rear sprocket. When reassembling, make sure the conical spacer has the flat slide against the swingarm, oriented as in this photo:
The picture was a non expected plus. I'm going to be yanking the wheels out on the weekend if my tires show up in time. I ordered Continental ContiForce Max tires, because I found a deal, just under $200 delivered for the front and rear. I use Continentals on my Bianchi road bike so I thought I'll see how they do on the M1000. Heck, the way this thing eats tires I'll be on to the next set soon enough if these stink!
Last time I put on a new set of tires I remembered that quite a few people had been confused about this spacer, so I went back in the house, grabbed my digital camera, and photographed it. Then I had to spend some time cleaning the camera, because I didn't clean my hands good enough first.
Anymore, I try to take photos of things like that when I get the chance, although I didn't take a single shot of shortening and coring a set of pipes recently.
That's a great idea to chronical as you go. Speaking of pipes, I cored out my stock M1000 pipes about 2000 miles ago and I love them. I went with what I'll term the 3/4 mod. I kept them stock length and appearance. I cut out the back of the inner muffler. I chucked up the rear caps and bored out the big washer plate to a diameter of 45MM which is about half way between the Strati half mod and full mod. The sound is deep and throaty without driving me crazy on the open road. I've ridden many years with open pipes on Old Harleys, it's not particularly healthy in the long term.
Hi all, I think many of us have gotten used to their Ducati rear brakes being - to be kind, "less than effective". Been through the usual caliper upside down, mityvac, etc with my Ducati level 2 tech, but without good results. Does anyone know if this has been addressed lately? Have seen...
2002, Monster S4.
Had been running fine, engine wise for quite a while as in years.
Did some electrical work, added a new horn and new wiring for improving headlight performance. This was done thru a kit from Easter Beaver. I AM NOT SAYING THE KIT DID THIS. I disconnected battery fully every...
Having running problems with my 2012 Monster 1100. The bike does not run right, lack of power once the bike reaches operating temperature. When it is cold it runs perfect - tons of power. can pull the front wheel off the ground when cold with a blimp of the throttle. Once warmed...
Hello all. I just bought a 14 ducati monster 796 ABS. The fluids look a bit dark and I would like to get them cleaned up. Problem is im not sure where to begin on this particular bike. Have a mityvac just need to know the process for doing it. If anyone has any advice it would be much...