rear wheel fails to turn


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keithallensmith
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rear wheel fails to turn

Postby keithallensmith » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:14 pm



Thanks for all the suggestions. the brakes weren't seized, but the final drive was frozen with water in it. Once it warmed up it rolled nice and easy.
I just bought a 1980 Honda Goldwing GL1100 Interstate.
Bike has sat for a while withought running, and the rear wheel fails to turn. The shift linkage is stuck so I can't tell if it is in neutral, and I know I need to rebuild the starter, however I got one from e-bay, brand new in the box, for $85. I would like to unload the bike off of my truck, but with the rear wheel not moving I can't get it off. Any suggestions?


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Re: rear wheel fails to turn

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:21 pm

The most common for reason for a locked wheel is ..the bike is in gear(pull in the clutch to move)or the brake caliper has seized on the rotor(pull bag off,open bleeder valve,use a flat blade and gently pry the pads loose from the rotor.If the bike has set up for a long while,you'll need to do brake maintenance anyway.

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Re: rear wheel fails to turn

Postby goldtr6c » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:22 pm

If the caliper is frozen, try giviing it a couple taps on each side with a soft mallet or a chunk of 2x4. Don't haul back and kill it. Give it just enough to move the pistons and let go of the rotor. This should get it where you can unload it into the barn where you can get serious.

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Re: rear wheel fails to turn

Postby luckychucky60 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:56 am

My friend has told me this story. As above take 2x4, hammer and wack the rear brake caliber. Wack within reason! Brake is frozen up. Must be a notorious wing problem.
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Re: rear wheel fails to turn

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:19 am

You can remove the rear caliper easily..just two bolts and you can lift it off, if opening the bleeder doesn't work..and yes clutch in for the gears and use clutch to stop/slow it as it goes down the ramp.
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Re: rear wheel fails to turn

Postby keithallensmith » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:59 pm

thank you for all the suggestions, but it wasn't the brakes or the trans. When I drained the rear hub there was water, or a weak solvent in it with the oil. Once it warmed up in the garage it rolled very easily.

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Re: rear wheel fails to turn

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:53 pm

You had water in the final gear drive? Is that correct?

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Re: rear wheel fails to turn

Postby thrasherg » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:25 pm

keithallensmith wrote:thank you for all the suggestions, but it wasn't the brakes or the trans. When I drained the rear hub there was water, or a weak solvent in it with the oil. Once it warmed up in the garage it rolled very easily.


You should be planning on opening up that rear transmission and checking for rust and other damage. It is NOT normal to have water in there.. Hope it hasn't wrecked the bearings or gears..

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Re: rear wheel fails to turn

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:16 pm

That is the first I ever heard of it, maybe the bike went for a swim, or was in a flood..that's would explain it.. :D What would I do? Probaby run a lighter weight oil in it and run thru the gears on the center stand or put some of that seafoam stuff with the gear oil or something along those lines then drain it.. maybe do it twice, then put back in the normal gear oil..That's probably what I would do if that happened to me.. What are your plans?




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