2 years ago, about two months after I had just had a new tire put on in Denver, I laid the bike down due to sand in the road. I replaced the heat shield (and other things), but didn't realize that it bent the muffler bracket and pushed the muffler in toward the wheel about 1/2 inch.
I was able to bend the bracket back almost straight (with long screw driver and a lot of effort) which moved the muffler outward about 3/8 of an inch.
I let the air out of the tire and was able to roll it out with about 1/8 inch clearance between the rim and the ABS gear.
Tomorrow, Mickey (see below) and I going to get a bigger pry bar and see if I can move it out a little bit more. I works now, but you have to be really really careful not the scratch the rim.
Mickey, who owns a collision center and races late model auto dirt track, is going to sand and retouch the rim tomorrow, after I get the new tire installed.
Sos, I'll be good as new, but will have to be very careful in the future removing the rear tire, especially if someone else does it. Also, putting duct tape on the ABS gear helped protect the rim.
Those little teeth are really sharp.