I've had a lot of practice over the last 4-1/2 years removing and remounting the rear wheel. I was installing a set of Bridgestone Battlax RS10's today, so I snapped a few pics to help those who struggle with mounting that rear wheel/tire back up.
Before you slide the tire into position, be sure you have the spacers pushed into the dust seals. The spacer with the hat goes on the left side, the spacer that looks like a simple collar goes on the right side.
Now you're ready to slide the tire into position.
I use a 1x6 board for the tire to rest on, placed on the floor and stand.
Put the chain onto the sprocket.
Now go to the other side and position the rear brake bracket into the groves on the inside of the swingarm.
Notice the little block wedged under the 1x6 to get the tire to the approximate height.
Slide the Axle and collar block in from the left side.
Use a dead-blow hammer to help push it thru, till it's about 3/4's of the way in.
Now go to the right side and move the tire as needed to align the holes of the wheel, brake bracket, and swingarm.
When you're about 1 inch away from having the axle all the way in, twist the axle so the shoulders line up with the collar block, then finish tapping it in.
Now put the right side collar block on the axle, put the washer on the axle, and spin the nut on the axle.
Pull the wheel backwards so the collar blocks are in correct position for the axle adjuster bolts and flush against the swingarm.
Now that that's done, here I'm using my knee to put forward pressure against the board to move the axle against the adjuster bolts as I snug up the axle nut.
Final torque is 96 lb.ft.
Since this is the first time I've tried a 200/55 tire, I'm checking for hugger clearance. It's mighty close! I'll keep a close eye on it.
I also checked for proper chain slack.
Plenty of room between tire and front of swingarm.
Hope this helps some folks.
If you see something I forgot, please chime in.