Squeal in the rear wheel.


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Scootermooseohio
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Squeal in the rear wheel.

Post by Scootermooseohio » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:56 pm



Hello everyone,

I have a 84 GL1200A
There is a high pitch squeal in the rear wheel. It is very annoying. Is there a way to grease the bearings without having to remove the bearings?

Thank You



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Re: Squeal in the rear wheel.

Post by Rusty Bike » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:54 pm

Nope, may be the brakes.

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Re: Squeal in the rear wheel.

Post by Scootermooseohio » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:16 pm

I was afraid of that....

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Re: Squeal in the rear wheel.

Post by geraldm » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:30 pm

get the rear wheel up off the floor and just turn it slowly you should be able to find the source of the noise . brakes are not hard to change , it just takes a little time , not expensive either if that is the noise .. good luck

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Re: Squeal in the rear wheel.

Post by Scootermooseohio » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:36 pm

Ok thank you, looking for a DIY video now.

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Re: Squeal in the rear wheel.

Post by dingdong » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:58 am

Keep in mind, geraldm said it "may" be the brakes. It could also be the wheel bearings, if so they will have to be replaced.
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Re: Squeal in the rear wheel.

Post by CrystalPistol » Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:00 am

A few years ago a buddy's GL1200 got so that it made a noise sometimes and he said it was hard to push at times ..... so I drove over and we put it up on the center stand and found that the rear brake was tight. Ended up being a caliper was stuck ....
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Re: Squeal in the rear wheel.

Post by Rusty Bike » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:30 pm

If it is the bearing the right side is the usual culprit. Read up on GL1200 rear wheel bearing failure. Also see my post below. "Removed rear wheel, found problems". Hope you do better then I. Good luck...Rusty

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Re: Squeal in the rear wheel.

Post by Scootermooseohio » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:15 pm

Thanks for the responses. A co worker who used to work on Harley's said it could be as simple as cleaning the brake calipers with a air compressor. So I gonna try that first, then expand to the more complicated.

Thanks again will update.

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Re: Squeal in the rear wheel.

Post by Rednaxs60 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:24 pm

One of the issues with brake calipers, car or bike, is the pivot pin (called a sleeve in the Honda fiche). This pin gets corroded and stops "floating" allowing the caliper to self-centre on the rotor. If this pin is seized you will have issues with pad wear and possible squealing. If it is corroded you may have to replace it, not too expensive. Something else to check.

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Re: Squeal in the rear wheel.

Post by Scootermooseohio » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:28 pm

Thank you,

It squeals when in use, and I step on the foot brake and the squeal stops and when I let off the brake it squeals again.



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