Front Wheel Removal? (With Drum Brake)
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By mrlmd

Thread: Front Wheel Removal? (With Drum Brake)

  1. #1
    Senior Member RobG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Fulltime in an RV (currently PNW)

    Question Front Wheel Removal? (With Drum Brake)

    On my other bikes, removing the front wheel is pretty easy. Takes maybe two minutes. On this TW, it's more like ten. I'm wondering what the rest of you who have front-drum-brake TW's do when removing the front wheel? Maybe there's an easier way that I'm missing.

    For me, I have to completely disconnect the brake cable from the lever in order to get enough slack to disconnect it from the drum. But to do that, it means removing the right-side handguard first. My 3" riser is probably to blame since it sucks up what's left of the slack in that cable. I'm due to get a new (longer) one but I've run out of budget for the time being.

    I thought about trying to remove the "lever" from the drum, but then getting it back on in the same place would be just about impossible.

    Anything I can do differently?

    '12 Suzuki V-Strom DL650
    '96 Suzuki DR650
    '92 Yamaha TW200
    Hidden Content - Organize your rides online!

  2. #2
    Senior Member TW-Brian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Pleasanton, CA
    "Anything I can do differently?"

    Nope, that sounds about right.

    "I thought about trying to remove the "lever" from the drum, but then getting it back on in the same place would be just about impossible."

    Before removing the lever from the shaft, take a sharp probe and scribe a mark on the lever/shaft. This will help you reinstall the lever in the same position.

  3. #3
    Super Moderator Purple's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Ynys Môn
    Don't remove the lever from the drum - you're right - it's a PITA to get back into position

    Taking the cable clamp off the fork does make things easier, so does releasing the cable.

    Even so - it's a wrestling match - "Zen and the art of wheel removal" - you're not alone ................
    (Warning - Forum may contain nuts) ...... Hidden Content

    TW200 - 1998 - Japanese import - 7000 miles on the clock - TW225 Special Edition 2007
    - Hidden Content

  4. Remove Advertisements

  5. #4
    Senior Member mrlmd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Crawfordville. FL, (south of Tallahassee), on the beach
    I had to take my wheel off (twice, 'cause I pinched the tube) when I replaced my front tire, and I only loosened/removed the brake cable from the clamp on the fork tube and got enough length to be able to pull off the wheel, and then the brake drum off from the wheel. I started to take the cable off the handle and also off the drum, but I was able to remove the whole assembly without disconnecting anything. It wasn't that hard to do, especially the second time around. And while I had it apart, I also cleaned up a little bit of rust on the shoes and the drum with some emory cloth. Much smother brakes now and no binding.
    Last edited by mrlmd; 07-04-2015 at 04:21 PM.
    DANo896 likes this.

  6. #5
    Member lozinoz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Perth, Australia
    dang ... thats what i did two... moving a few notches on the spline of the cam lever arm seems impossible!!!

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Another Front Drum Brake Question
    By FnMag in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 05-16-2018, 08:54 PM
  2. which front wheel for drum brakes
    By derekscoopers in forum Performance and Customization
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-16-2014, 08:24 PM
  3. Parts: Drum brake front wheel & forks...
    By Vagabond in forum TW200 Classifieds
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-29-2013, 02:21 PM
  4. WTB - Front brake hub for drum brakes
    By the-wild-man in forum TW200 Classifieds
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-27-2011, 08:26 AM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-20-2011, 07:06 PM

Search tags for this page

how to remove front wheel from yamaha tw200

Click on a term to search for related topics.