GL1200 Front wheel removal


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fcesar
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GL1200 Front wheel removal

Post by fcesar » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:04 pm



I do not have the owner's manual for my 85 GL1200.
I know there is a pattern that must be followed when tightening the clamps but I don't know what that is. I know the 1500 but I don't want to assume the 1200 is the same.
Can anyone give me a hand on this?
And, what is the torque spec for the clamp bolts, besides "1/2 turn before it strip" :D
Thanks



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SilverDave
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Re: GL1200 Front wheel removal

Post by SilverDave » Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:05 pm

Position the axel holder devices with arrows forward
(if removed to get wheel back on.. re-install the brake caliper assemblies )
Axel holder nuts, washers, lockwashers on just loosley
Front nut tightened first to 18 ft lbs'
Rear nut second also to 18 ft lbs
Finally .. is there a a .028 thou clearance between right caliper bracket and disk?
adjust forks in and out a bit to obtain this gap... and re-do the tightening
Rotate and check...


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Re: GL1200 Front wheel removal

Post by fcesar » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:30 pm

This will do.
Thank you very much.

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Re: GL1200 Front wheel removal

Post by seabee_ » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:19 pm

This will provide you with all the torque values you'll need. And some other good stuff. ;)
http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/Downloads.htm
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fcesar
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Re: GL1200 Front wheel removal

Post by fcesar » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:31 am

Could ask for better.
This is just perfect.

Thanks a bunch

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Re: GL1200 Front wheel removal

Post by kmarmorton@gmail.com » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:20 pm

On my 84 GL1200, I cannot adjust the left fork in or out to prevent the disk from rubbing the caliper bracket. Is there some other adjustment for this? This has been rubbing well before I purchased the bike. my Clymers manual only says to adjust right side fork.

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Re: GL1200 Front wheel removal

Post by SilverDave » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:44 pm

Thats right ..my manual also says the RIGHT fork is the one to move in and out ..... But first ... loosen all the holder nuts a bit, and make sure the left axel part is properly located in its holder ( I think there is a flange there ???)

Check again if the axel itself is located in the wheel correctly and torqued correctly ...
and remove any disk covers , if you have them .

Moving just the right fork, SHOULD also move the entire wheel over a bit ..... enough to add to the gap.

The correct gap is only 28 thou ... this small amount is all thats needed. for the caliber bracket to "miss"..

My problem was trying to get a feeler gauge in there ... I have done it the last few times with a strong flashlight and carefully estimating 28 thou.( about 0.7 mm ) the thickness of a match book cover ...


I'd try moving it as much as you can, as hard as you can pull the forks apart ( 1/4 inch ?? ) , and see if the bracket clears.... and then slowly bring it back to 28 thou ..

Good Luck !!

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Re: GL1200 Front wheel removal

Post by SilverDave » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:39 am

oh... and check if brake caliber brackets are installed correctly and flat against the forks ??


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