I've taken mine off and put it back on many times. Not difficult at all.
I always take the caliper off as it''s quick to do and I don't have to fiddle with getting the disc back between the pads when I am remounting the wheel. Just take out the two mounting bolts and slide the caliper off. But you can skip that step if you want to. I raise the front wheel off the ground with a floor jack under the bike lifting on the forward most frame cross member. The bike is on the center stand. If you don't have a floor jack or equivalent it is possible to just pick the front of the bike up and slide a block under the frame. I have done that a time or two.
To get the wheel off loosen the pinch bolt on the right fork tube. The manual recommends taking the clamp that holds the speed sensor wire on loose to gain more slack but I have never found a need to do this. Loosen the axle from the right side and pull it out allowing the wheel to slide out. Pay attention to the orientation of spacers and sensor parts so you can get them back right. Reinstall in the reverse order making sure you get the cogs on the speed sensor engaged fully. Torque the axle to 47 ft lbs and the pinch bolt to 16.5 ft lbs. If you took the caliper off install it and torque the bolts to 18 ft lbs.
One other thing. While you have the wheel off it's a good idea to do a little maintenance on the speed sensor. The grease on these tends to harden over time and the rotor binds and breaks causing speedometer failure. Frequent cleaning and greasing can greatly extend the life of the rotor. Gently pry the seal out being careful not to bend or damage it. Pull the rotor out. Clean all the old grease off it and lube with bearing grease then slide it back in place and tap the seal back in.
If your speedometer suddenly quits the primary culprit is likely the rotor. Many of us have had good luck gluing the rotor back together to get it working again. Mine broke at around 7,000 miles and I glued it back together with epoxy. Lasted another 25,000 miles before it broke again. This time there was no gluing it back together so I had to replace it. I did remove, clean and grease it every second oil change to help it last that long.
--- Craig AKA Cliffhanger----
"Big Red" 2007 Red Executive - 135,601 miles
"Little Blue" 2006 Blue 400S - 47,746 miles
"STING" 05 B650 gone but not forgotten, RIP
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