Rear tire change issue


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chevy_man5
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Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Standard (Girlfriend's bike)
1983 V45 Magna VF750C (Son's bike)
2000 Harley Road King Police Edition (My bike)

Rear tire change issue

Postby chevy_man5 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:52 pm



I followed the directions listed in the DIY section to remove and reinstall the rear tire. I had to have a new tire put on my girlfriends 82 Wing.

Everything went perfect. Until I tightened the castle nut on the axle. If I tighten it down to the 65 ft-lbs called for the rear tire will not spin at all. If I loosen the castle nut to finger tight, it will rotate.

I took it all apart again. Checked everything, then put it all back together again. Same issue. I checked the spacers, they are exactly how they are shown in the pictures. I am at a loss. Any ideas?

The tire spun freely before I started this project, so I'm definitely missing something.

Thanks in advance!!



chevy_man5
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:03 am
Location: Nampa, Idaho, USA
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Standard (Girlfriend's bike)
1983 V45 Magna VF750C (Son's bike)
2000 Harley Road King Police Edition (My bike)

Re: Rear tire change issue

Postby chevy_man5 » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:26 pm

Ok... sorry to bug you all. Was sitting there looking at the bike and noticed what I thought was a deep socket sitting off to the side. It was not a socket. It is some kind of spacer that appears to go in the final drive according to the manual. Back apart yet again.

Thanks anyway!!

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Wilcoy02
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1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15


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Re: Rear tire change issue

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:07 am

Been there -- done that.

At least you were using the DIY.

Glad you got it together Your not the only one who has done that.

chevy_man5
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:03 am
Location: Nampa, Idaho, USA
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Standard (Girlfriend's bike)
1983 V45 Magna VF750C (Son's bike)
2000 Harley Road King Police Edition (My bike)

Re: Rear tire change issue

Postby chevy_man5 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:52 am

Thanks Wilcoy02.

The DIY section on here has been awesome!!! I redid the front for seals, and the front brakes a while back. Made it (almost) easy. LOL




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