Author Topic: Ah, yeah Gidday! Caseye here, from New Zealand.  (Read 1710 times)

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Ah, yeah Gidday! Caseye here, from New Zealand.
« on: January 01, 2010, 03:59:57 PM »
Hello there, was hoping to find an LF 250 forum and lo and behold here is one.
Great.
Was wondering if anyone else out there has had the same problem as I'm experiencing.
I've tried to remove the back wheel from my wifes Lifan 250c crusier.
But the axle bolt head is on the side closest to the exhaust pipe.This means as I see it that the top pipe has to come off to allow the axle to be pulled through.
But no, you can't remove just the top pipe, it is atached to the real/bottom one and they won't go low or high enough to clear the axle bolt.
Question, does anyone else have the answer to my dilemma.
She picked up a 3 inch galvanised nail in the tyre , it punctured both the tread and the side wall and obviously the tyre though it has only done 1800 odd K's is shagged.
Hate holiday time no one around to replace the tyre or to do the removal and reinstatement of the bloody back wheel.
Look forward to seeing if any else has got an answer cheers.
Mark.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 08:20:13 PM by Caseye »

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Re: Ah, yeah Gidday! Caseye here, from New Zealand.
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 08:20:08 AM »
Hi-
I recently got one of these bikes - seems good (once you get it sorted!), looked at your problem in getting the rear wheel out and would like to offer the following:-
1. put bike on stand to support swinging arm and try removing one of the rear suspension units (or both) this should let the swinging arm raise up past the exhaust and let the bolt be withdrawn.
2. Try setting the adjustment on the lowest setting and weight the seat with a fairly massive person - this might have the desired result!
3. Could you use clamps/spring compressors on the units to the same end?
Hope you have it sorted by now!

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Re: Ah, yeah Gidday! Caseye here, from New Zealand.
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011, 04:52:04 PM »
The dickheads who assembled it(dealer?), should have put the axle bolt in from the left hand side!