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Socket size question

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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.

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Re: Socket size question

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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!

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Re: Socket size question

Post by bb1040 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:33 pm

Thanks, I have been trying for two days to get the axel nut off, great info, just went out and bought a 27 mm wrench, perfect fit, but the nut is really tight, almost like the shop put lock-tite on it last time they changed my tire, but it is slowly moving when hitting the wrench with a hammer....it will come off soon, I hope..

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Re: Socket size question

Post by Rednaxs60 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:59 pm

To get the axle out on the 1200, it is recommended to disconnect the shocks so that you can raise the wheel to get the axle out past the exhaust. If you disconnect the shocks and raise the rear wheel you should be able to get an electric impact driver with socket on the nut, makes for easy removal.

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Re: Socket size question

Post by bb1040 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:31 pm

no impact wrench, the nut was so tight that it was turning the axle, and I had not loosened the other end yet, luckily my neighbor came by and put a wrench on the other end, and it finally came loose , now I am working on changing the tire, then have to put everything back together again.....still cheaper than the $123 the motorcycle shop charged just for labor, last time.........after this end is done, I can change the front tire.....after this one the front should be a breeze ......

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Re: Socket size question

Post by wiretician » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:57 pm

Just an FYI. As near as I can remember, it is a 27 mm socket, I'd have to go check my special tools. But, about 6-7 years ago, I needed to change brakes and tires. Got out the manual and tools to remove everything. Got to rear wheel and my good Craftsmen socket in the set was too tall. Did some measuring and figured that if I cut half of the depth off of the socket area it would fit with the ratchet. BUT, didn't want to cut a good socket, so I went to my local pawn shop and searched the loose tool table and found the correct socket. Usually the tools on the table are cheap and might even be of quality. Brought home and cut down, went right in place and worked like a charm. And, when going back together, the socket was low-profile enough that the torque wrench went in place for the 95 ft-lbs needed to torque the axle nut. Now, I have a special tool and don't have to remove or loosen the exhaust. Hope that helps.
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Re: Socket size question

Post by bb1040 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:08 am

I used a box end wrench and it did the job with somebody holding the other end of the shaft........this is the first time in the 31 years that I have had the bike, that I tried to change the back tire ,myself .....it took some time and I probably removed more parts than I needed to...but I learned a lot and next time ...hopefully it will be a little easier........now the project is done, everything is back together and the bike has two new tires, and ready for inspection next month ....and I saved a couple hundred dollars in labor costs.......now it is time to ride.........thank you all for your help.........

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Re: Socket size question

Post by SilverDave » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:41 am

Almost everyone has at one time purchased a " Complete" socket/wrench set with both metric and SAE sockets in it .
Unless you own an american car, most of the SAE are almost useless...
but ...
the very first time I removed my rear tire ... I did not want to go all the way to an Auto supply shop..
As I recall, a 1 1/8 inch SAE from the box of unused SAE sockets did the trick ..

........and I have no other use for such a large socket... so it would have been a waste to purchase a metric one

PS .. its not supposed to be THAT tight ... its at 69 ft-lbs as I recall... I could tighten mine with just a torque wrench .... you should NOT need a neighbour to hold the other end ...

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Re: Socket size question

Post by bb1040 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:26 pm

It was put on at the motorcycle shop............this is the first time I have tried it myself, in the 31 years I have owned the bile......should have learned how to do this many,many years ago.....but I have finished changing both tires,including removing and replacing the tires on the rims and reinstalling them on the bike...took some time for me to do it, but I learned a lot....it is about time, I am 70 years old now and still learning new things.........Thank you again for your help.....

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Re: Socket size question

Post by wiretician » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:03 pm

I stand corrected, SilverDave is correct. That was 95 newton-meters or 69 ft-lbs. Guess its time for an upgrade on the arm extenders to see the fine print better.


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