RC3 Front Wheel Removal Maintenance Tutorial
by Joe Berk

This maintenance tutorial addresses removal of the RC3 front wheel.


Lift the front end of the motorcycle as addressed in the motorcycle lifting maintenance tutorial.

Remove the bolts restraining the front brake caliper.



Loosen (but do not remove yet) the front axle bolt.



Loosen (but do not remove) the Allen pinch bolts at the bottom of the fork legs (there are two on each fork).



Remove the front axle nut on the left side of the motorcycle and pull the axle out to the right.



Note that there are two bushings (one of each side of the front wheel) between the front wheel and each front fork.

Remove the front wheel.

Reassembly is the reverse of disassembly. Torque all fasteners in accordance with the torque table provided in the RC3 Owner's and Service Manual.