1984 Interstate Front wheel removal/installation


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1984 Interstate Front wheel removal/installation

Post by zamboni920 » Fri May 18, 2012 6:30 pm



Under DIY articles for GL1100's , there are a writeup by Wingadmin on this procedure. Is it identical, or similar to the 1200?



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Re: 1984 Interstate Front wheel removal/installation

Post by HALBUDD » Fri May 18, 2012 8:56 pm

This may help go to gl1200free and down the work shop manual its nice to have something to look at while doing your work. Hal
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Re: 1984 Interstate Front wheel removal/installation

Post by SilverDave » Sat May 19, 2012 12:42 pm

Yes , the 1100 removal is almost identical to the GL1200:

the speedo attachment is a little different on a GL1200i
and you do have to remove both the brake calibers AND a caliber bracket off at least one side

Special notes :
the axel bracket clips must be installed exactly as outlined in the manual : fingertight....then front...then rear bolt ...Torque carefully, exactly
the space between the brake caliper and disk is important ( 28 thou , I believe )
and don't forget the antirattle springs, which can easily fall off when the calibers are removed.

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Re: 1984 Interstate Front wheel removal/installation

Post by zamboni920 » Sat May 19, 2012 6:20 pm

Thanks Silverdave......I did the removal, tire change and re-install today. Everything went very smooth, including the tire change. I replaced my old, bald (almost) Pirelli with a Dunlop 404. I was shocked as to the difference in handling. Now I would most definitely recommend changing tire if anyone has a worn or even just old tire. Taking the U on-ramp to the higway left me stunned....wouldn't dared doing it at the speed and with the lean with the old tire.
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