Socket size question


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Socket size question

Postby harkgold » Sat May 05, 2012 2:27 pm



I need to go buy the correct metric socket for the right side axle nut on the rear axle. Can someone tell me what MM size I need for this nut? I can't seem to find in any of my service and shop manuals where this nut size is indicated.
This is on my '84 GL1200 Interstate

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Re: Socket size question

Postby seabee_ » Sat May 05, 2012 5:53 pm

I believe you are referring to the 18mm flange nut. Here's a link for an online parts micrfiche. It helps in identifying parts.
http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-gl1200-goldwing_model250/
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Re: Socket size question

Postby harkgold » Sat May 05, 2012 8:16 pm

seabee_ wrote:I believe you are referring to the 18mm flange nut. Here's a link for an online parts micrfiche. It helps in identifying parts.
http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-gl1200-goldwing_model250/



Thanks Seabee for your help.
Is there a chance this axle nut is reverse threaded?
Harkgold?

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Re: Socket size question

Postby harkgold » Sat May 05, 2012 8:26 pm

seabee_ wrote:I believe you are referring to the 18mm flange nut. Here's a link for an online parts micrfiche. It helps in identifying parts.
http://www.cmsnl.com/honda-gl1200-goldwing_model250/


Seabee, I checked out the link you gave me and looked at several of the rear wheel assemblies of various Gold Wing versions and years and find that none of the drawings I looked at show the right side axle nut at all.

Harold

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Re: Socket size question

Postby seabee_ » Sun May 06, 2012 9:38 am

When I looked on the link the nut was in the frame section of the parts breakdown. I thought it would have been in the wheel section.
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Re: Socket size question

Postby seabee_ » Sun May 06, 2012 9:55 am

When I get off work I will check the size of the nut on my bike and post the socket size for you. It should be the usual righty tighty lefty loosey.
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Re: Socket size question

Postby seabee_ » Sun May 06, 2012 3:42 pm

I didn't have a big socket in my garage. All my big stuff is at work. I used my caliper to measure the nut. The best I can come up with is 27mm accross the nut. Hope this helps.
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Re: Socket size question

Postby WingAdmin » Sun May 06, 2012 7:48 pm

The nut on my 1100 is 24mm. I don't remember what my 1500 is...but I know it was bigger. That's of no help whatsoever, I just realized. :)

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Re: Socket size question

Postby harkgold » Sun May 06, 2012 9:07 pm

Thanks guys for your help with this.
I called my brother-in-law last night because he just changed the rear tire on his Valkarie and he had to go out and buy a 27 MM box end wrench for the nut on his rear axle. I was keeping my fingers crossed that he had a wrench and it was the same size as mine.
He brought the wrench with him to church this morning....after lunch I tried the wrench....and "PRESTO".....27mm IT IS!

Thannks again!

Harkgold :D




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