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This guide will demonstrate how to install the spare wheel and brake rotor adapter for fitment on the rear position.
Applicable to all 2015 – present Ural models equipped with a spare wheel.
CAUTION! TO PREVENT AN UNCONTROLLABLE ROLLING HAZARD ALWAYS WORK ON A LEVEL SURFACE. USE CHOCKS, WOOD, ROCKS OR OTHER SUITABLE OBJECT TO PREVENT ROLLING.
ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN THE MOTORCYCLE IS ELEVATED AND THE WHEELS ARE REMOVED. WORK TO THE SIDE; NEVER WORK UNDER THE MOTORCYCLE WHILE SUSPENDED BY THE CENTER STAND, HOIST, JACK OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS.
WARNING! MAX SPEED OF THE SPARE WHEEL ASSEMBLY IS 50MPH (80KMH)! THE SPARE WHEEL ASSEMBLY IS FOR TEMPORARY USE ONLY! REPAIR AND REPLACE THE STOCK WHEEL AND RETURN TO THE ORIGINAL POSITION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
Step 1: Place the motorcycle onto the center stand.
Pro Tip: With a flat tire, rolling the motorcycle onto a 2×4 will yield added height to more easily place the motorcycle on the center stand.
Step 2: Loosen but do not remove the retaining bolt found toward the front, on the inside left side of the rear swing arm securing the caliper bracket reaction link with a 13mm tool.
Step 3: Remove the two (2) retaining bolts at the rear of the caliper bracket reaction link securing the caliper bracket with a 17mm tool.
Step 4: Remove the rear axle nut found on the right side of the motorcycles rear axle using a 22mm tool.
Step 5: Loosen the rear axle pinch bolt on the left side of the rear swing arm using two (2) 17mm tools and remove the axle.
Pro Tip: A suitable tool may be used in the hole on the left side of the axle to aid removal.
Step 6: Once the rear axle is removed the caliper bracket reaction link can fall away.
Step 7: The caliper and caliper mounting bracket can be raised up and away to clear the rotor.
Step 8: Lay the caliper and caliper mounting bracket as an assembly out of the way over the left side of the swing arm.
Step 9: Remove the rear wheel by pulling the entire assembly toward the left of the motorcycle to clear the final drive engagement splines.
Step 10: Tilt the top of the tire outwards towards the left of the motorcycle at a slight angle and roll it under the back of the rear fender.
Pro Tip: The rear mud flap my need to be flexed away to clear the tire.
Step 11: Loosen the spare wheel retaining nut using tool from your Ural tool kit and remove the spare from the spare tire.
Step 12: Remove the four (4) socket head cap screws retaining the rear rotor to the rear wheel hub using a 6mm tool.
Step 13: Install the rear rotor on the spare wheel adaptor with the same four (4) socket head cap screws and 6mm tool.
Note: When the stock rear wheel assembly is repaired be sure to tap and clean all threaded mounting holes and hardware threads of old thread locking compound and apply new medium strength thread locking compound on all rotor hardware.
Step 14: Position the spare wheel assembly for installation reversing the order outlined in “Step 6”.
Step 15: Place the spare wheel assembly back on the final drive engagement splines.
Step 16: Begin installing the rear axle from the left side making sure to position the caliper over the rotor ensuring the axle passes through the caliper bracket before entering the spare wheel hub.
Note: The caliper bracket reaction link must be swung back into approximate position relative to the caliper bracket prior to inserting the rear axle. If not, reassembly will be impossible.
Step 17: With the rear axle installed completely secure the axle nut on the right side with a 22mm tool.
Step 18: Use an appropriate tool through the hole on the left side of the rear axle to prevent the axle from spinning while tightening the axle nut.
Step 19: Tighten the axle pinch bolt on the left side of the rear swing arm using two (2) 17mm tools.
Step 20: Install and tighten the two (2) retaining bolts securing the caliper bracket reaction link and the caliper bracket with a 17mm tool.
Step 21: Tighten the retaining bolt previously loosened in “Step 2” securing the caliper bracket reaction link on the front, inside left of the rear swing arm with a 13mm tool.
Step 22: Confirm the brake hose and parking brake cable are routed properly and all hardware is securely fastened.
Step 23: Lower the motorcycle from the center stand by pushing forward on the handle bars and covering the front brake lever to prevent the motorcycle from rolling away.
Step 24: Set parking brake.
Step 25: Install wheel assembly onto the spare tire carrier.
Step 26: Secure the spare wheel retaining nut using the tool from your Ural tool kit (Part No. IMZ-8.128-24018).
Step 27: Almost done! Clean up tools and debris from the surrounding area and hit the road!