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I needed a new rear tire for my Roadmaster. I have a jack, I have tools, I have built hot rods, should be a piece of cake. Removal went easy as I followed the shop manual. Installation, not going well at all. The caliper bracket fell off the swing arm when I was putting the tire back in place. I need help with regards to positioning of the caliper bracket. Current situation, shock pivot removed for more suspension travel, mufflers removed for easier access, rear axle 7/8 of the way through but is hitting the rear of the swingarm and is not straight. After giving up yesterday and "sleeping" on it my only conclusion is I have the caliper bracket installed incorrectly where I have the tab on the bracket behind the boss on the swingarm, Need to confirm that this tab goes ahead of this boss on the swingarm. I am at work trying to reason out why this is not working. I have tried to muscle the wheel forward on the left side but cannot. Can anyone please confirm the location of the tab of the bracket is ahead of the boss on the swing arm. Possible for anyone to take a picture from the top of the swingarm looking down at the caliper bracket to help out this rider get back on my steed. I can't wait to get back to it after work, but I would like even more to confirm my ponderings as why this is not working. Thanks tribe!
 

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Could you go to your dealer and look at a bike? Take a pic?
 

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Could you go to your dealer and look at a bike? Take a pic?
Closest dealer is 1.5 hours away and closes at 7pm. Can't get to dealer before they close with our rush hour traffic. Only time is Saturday, supposed to leave for a 2 week trip Saturday, figured someone in the forum could take a pic of theirs.
 

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I just put new tires on my Roadmaster yesterday, wheels back on but nothing else installed yet. I'm not home until later today but I can take a picture and post it this evening if that helps. I did not remove my exhaust as the shock link upper pivot removed lets the swingarm drop well below the exhaust and the axle has plenty of room to slide out. If I'm doing a job for the first time and have any question about how things should look when reassembled I take pictures before taking apart for reference (yes I learned this the hard way).
 
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I just put new tires on my Roadmaster yesterday, wheels back on but nothing else installed yet. I'm not home until later today but I can take a picture and post it this evening if that helps. I did not remove my exhaust as the shock link upper pivot removed lets the swingarm drop well below the exhaust and the axle has plenty of room to slide out. If I'm doing a job for the first time and have any question about how things should look when reassembled I take pictures before taking apart for reference (yes I learned this the hard way).
Worst part is that is advice I tell everyone, but did I do it myself, of course not. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hope you get the ride back up and rollling. Doing a drive belt on my 2002 Spirit. Like the softail, even the swing arm needs to come off the frame. It's gonna be a 12 pack job and the following day of rechecking all the fasteners, ect....
 
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