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I just need to vent. The Rebel has some nice touches, like a hinged gas cap, a plastic type guard off the right clutch cable side so you dont scratch the engine, etc.

But why, for the love of easy maintence, is the muffler designed this way. Not only is it in the way for any type of paddock stand, it is also in the way of the axle nut, so any chain slack adjustments require taking it off. Come on design guys, you ride and take care of bikes right? Geez.
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Is it hard to remove for some reason? Usually mufflers aren't but I'm not familiar with the Rebel as I don't have one yet. As an aircraft mechanic I tend to only view things as entire tasks, which sometimes involves removing seemingly unrelated items for access. How much time does it add?

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Is it hard to remove for some reason? Usually mufflers aren't but I'm not familiar with the Rebel as I don't have one yet. As an aircraft mechanic I tend to only view things as entire tasks, which sometimes involves removing seemingly unrelated items for access. How much time does it add?
2-5 minutes extra.
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i agree about the paddock stand, i had to put extra rubber there to not scratch it.
But you don't need to remove the muffler to adjust the chain slack
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i agree about the paddock stand, i had to put extra rubber there to not scratch it.
But you don't need to remove the muffler to adjust the chain slack if you're using the right tools.
FIFY.

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Which tools are needed?

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24mm flat O/E spanner
14mm hex wrench
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I just need to vent. The Rebel has some nice touches, like a hinged gas cap, a plastic type guard off the right clutch cable side so you dont scratch the engine, etc.

But why, for the love of easy maintence, is the muffler designed this way. Not only is it in the way for any type of paddock stand, it is also in the way of the axle nut, so any chain slack adjustments require taking it off. Come on design guys, you ride and take care of bikes right? Geez.
I said the same thing but everyone here said how easy it is to remove the muffler. We'll see.

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I said the same thing but everyone here said how easy it is to remove the muffler. We'll see.
Gary,

Be careful when sliding the muffler off of the pipe as there is a gasket that could be damaged.

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24mm flat O/E spanner
14mm hex wrench
5mm hex wrench
17mm ring O/E spanner
15cm engineer's rule
What are you using to torque the axle nut and what torque measurement is required? My FZ requires 137 ft lb with a 32mm socket which needs about 3-4" of space even before considering putting it on our taking it off. Maybe your tool is different than I'm thinking of but nothing in your list is anything that I could use with a torque wrench.

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