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Dauntless Hitch rear tire removal - NOT

I thought you were supposed to be able to remove rear tire on LT without removing the hitch. Relaced rear tire today and there was no way I was getting the tire out between the 2 vertical bars in the rear. Had to remove, the 6 bolts at the top and the 2 rear bolts. Yes I had removed the hitch ball part by removing the 2 pins and sliding it out, But the v-shaped bar in the rear had to go. I dont think it was me.

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I thought you were supposed to be able to remove rear tire on LT without removing the hitch. Relaced rear tire today and there was no way I was getting the tire out between the 2 vertical bars in the rear. Had to remove, the 6 bolts at the top and the 2 rear bolts. Yes I had removed the hitch ball part by removing the 2 pins and sliding it out, But the v-shaped bar in the rear had to go. I dont think it was me.
Remove the two bottom bolts. Do not remove the top ones, pivot the hitch up. It is designed to rotate on the upper attachment. That's why you don't need to remove the 6 bolts at the top.
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How about that, I guess You're never to old too learn,
I've had two of those hitches and didn't know that either,
probably because I usually don't read directions unless I can't figure things out.
Never had a problem getting the tire on, just let some of the the air out and tilt it sideways a little
and it would "slip right in"


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How about that, I guess You're never to old too learn,
I've had two of those hitches and didn't know that either,
probably because I usually don't read directions unless I can't figure things out.
Never had a problem getting the tire on, just let some of the the air out and tilt it sideways a little
and it would "slip right in"


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Do you have any trouble getting your rear tire off with your Bushtec hitch? I find that the plate on top interferes.

When using a table lift, it is not a problem. When doing it from the floor, I have to deflate and wrangle the tire out.

I also have a little interference from my Remus exhaust.

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Yup the plate makes it a little harder to do "on the floor"
just make sure you tie off the centerstand, to the front wheel
or you'll be "picking the bike up"
let a little air out of the tire and wiggle it in sideways,
only takes a couple minutes more,
worth the effort to have the security and solid feel of the Bushtec hitch
over the fore/aft "slop" of the Dauntless.


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And may I add that I loosen the six top screws a turn AND it is good practice to spread some heavy grease in the 6 allen screw heads to keep them from corroding, lot of stuff splashes up there!

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Marc sorry you had a problem. I don't know what tire you had on there or other conditions... but my ME 880 on the rear was on it's last legs when I started my Saddle Sore 1000 last week and after 1,100 pretty quick miles, it was definitely time for a change.

My bike is a '99 LT. less than an hour ago I put it up on the center stand in the shop and removed the two spring pins on the new Dauntless hitch then removed the rear bar that holds the mount and ball. Then removed the two screws holding the rear tag piece and hung that out of the way. Then I removed the valve stem completely from the valve and let all the air out of the tire. Then I removed the 5 17mm bolts holding the wheel on and pulled it away and down on the cement. I pulled the bottom of the wheel about 2 inches to the left to angle it and it slid by the hub and just little tug brought it out from the rear of the bike. I guess it was less than a 15 minute job and I had the wheel and new tire in the back of the truck.

When I get it mounted tomorrow, I'll just get them to only fill it to the point where it will stay on the wheel and repeat the process. I can see where putting about an inch thick piece of wood under the center stand would make this a magic trick to do.

I don't know if Dauntless made any changes from your hitch to mine but do know that they are not making any more for the LT as they have geared up to make a large run for the new bike. I bought the next to last one they had about 3 weeks ago.

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