Harleyhog, it is very common the first time you remove the rear wheel for the first time that you give it a good tap with a mallet to get the axel free. For mine I had to remove the rear muffler the first time to do this. After that I had no problems.
Cool, 5th Gear and I will send you a bill as soon as we figure out the charges plus International fees for the tech advice.
Let's see 2 techs at $50 per hr + $15 International x 2 due to Central Standard Time Premium + $240 Long Distance Modem Charges x 2 minus $2.50 x 2 for non certified tech advice plus $2.00 for coffee consumed while on duty.
Well thats all done an dusted.
Just back from a spin, everything A OK.
Considering its the first time I've changed a back wheel on a bike before I think I did pretty well.
One problem though, I put on a Avon VenomX Wide White Wall. The quality of the whitewalling is shite!!!
On the edge of the tyre wall where it should be black theres a splattering of white here an there, looks like somebody got sloppy with a paint brush!!!
They had it covered with black tyre paint. Think I must'ave got a 'seconds' we call them here. Not quite perfect but saleable.