1984 GL1200I rear wheel help PLEASE


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1984 GL1200I rear wheel help PLEASE

Postby mikeg1906 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:40 pm



Hello everyone I need some help on my 1984 Gl1200I I went and replaced the rear bearing with OEM Honda bearings. But know after riding 25 miles or so my rear wheel is a lot hotter then my friend 1984 Gl1200A. I would say 60 deg or more. I can put my hand on his wheel and it is warm but mine is hot and only touch it for 2 or 3 sec. when on center stand wheel spines a little hard. I did loose up the axle nut all the way and it made it spine a lot easier. So I didn’t tight it so tight book says to torque it to 61-76ft-lb. I took it out for 100 miles ride and it is still a lot hotter then I believe it should be.

When I had it apart I lost one of the AXLE COLLAR a friend had one and it is the same as the other AXLE COLLAR that goes in the seal. Which I believe they are the same thing. This wheel has always had a little drag on it before I took it all apart. But I have not ever touch wheel after a ride and see how hot it got before. I mean I put 100 miles on it and it not like smoking hot or anything but it is very hot. I put it up on center stand right after I got back and wheel still had a little drag on it. I just not sure what it is. Brakes don't seem to be dragging. And info would help. Thank You

Also I bought a 1985 wheel on e-bay but after buying it a looked up oem part number and see 84-85 (42650-MG9-680 or 42660-MG9-305) and 86-87 is (42650-ML8-671) from what I see in my parts book. Does anyone know what is different? Can I put a 86-87 wheel on 84 bike or what.

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Re: 1984 GL1200I rear wheel help please

Postby cnclathrop » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:02 pm

I just changed out my bearing axles on my 84 G'wing aspencade .After I installed the bearings it took about 2 days for mine to loosen up but I also change brake pads to . DId you check the runout on the axle to make sure it isnt warped or worn? this could cause the traking of the tire to vary . Is the tire pressure correct ? a low tire creates a lot more friction = heat . When you say that you lost a axle collor it wasnt the axle spacer from the center of the wheel Or the spacer from the brake side of the wheel `if your brake is loaded beyond the floating distance of your sliding pins the brake will drag and create heat to transfer to the wheel . Just my 2 cents .

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Re: 1984 GL1200I rear wheel help PLEASE

Postby mikeg1906 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:12 pm

Hello, No it was not the spacer between the bearings it was the one that goes on either side of the brake bracket. One AXLE COLLAR goes in wheel seal then brake bracket then other AXLE COLLAR. I just not 100% sure the 2 AXLE COLLAR are the exact something. It is hard to see in parts book. And I thought maybe one might be a little thicker or thinner and might be my problem.

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Re: 1984 GL1200I rear wheel help PLEASE

Postby mikeg1906 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:26 pm

yes my tire pressure correct I run 41 in front and 42 in rear. But no I didn't check axle for warped. other then when on bike on center stand I put it in gear and look at wheel. I do see aliitle different in gap at one point of tire going around. you might be on to something.

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Re: 1984 GL1200I rear wheel help PLEASE

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:37 pm

Also check your brakes! A dragging brake pad makes an awful lot of heat. If you have an infrared thermometer (you can pick them up at Harbor Freight for $15 or so), go out for a ride, make a point of not using the rear brake, and afterwards point it at the brake rotor. If the brake rotor is hotter than the wheel, you have your culprit.

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Re: 1984 GL1200I rear wheel help PLEASE

Postby mikeg1906 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:50 pm

Hello everyone. I am still having problem with rear wheel. If I tighten rear axle nut wheel turn hard. it is not the brakes 100% sure. I took wheel off again and took it to Honda and they put in new OEM bearings in again and I took axle and both AXLE COLLARs and spacer that goes in and showed him how I was doing it and he said that is right.
I put in DISTANCE COLLAR into final gear assembly and put in FINAL DlRVEN FLANGE into wheel with grease on all 6 pins and grear spline. put wheel up in final gear assembly. start axle in left side then put one AXLE COLLAR then brake bracket the 2nd AXLE COLLAR in wheel seal then put axle all the way thought and put nut on. I TORQUE to only 40FT pounds and wheel spines very hard. Book says to TORQUE 61-76 ft-lb

What is wrong. I also took out FINAL DlRVEN FLANGE and put in wheel and torque to 40 ft-lb and still spines hard. Could it be axle bent? I have not a way to check it but I have a extra axle so I put it in and it still vary hard to spin.

What the problem? Some one had to have this problem.

I had one guy that works on gold wings say don't tighten nut just put in on and tighten pinch bold and it will be fine. Pinch bolt will not let axle move. But that not the right way to fix it. There is something else wrong.

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Re: 1984 GL1200I rear wheel help PLEASE

Postby mikeg1906 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:48 pm

could some one tell me how to tell a 1984 wheel from 85,86,87.

My right bearing is not flush with hub. my right bearing in set in 1/4 of inch. I have 2 other wheels here and was told they are 1985. But one right bearing is flush with hub and other one is in 1/4 inch. but i been told there are 1985.

I know the left bearing is in some to put seal in and seal makes it flush with hub.
but right has no seal.

This wheel was on my 1984 bike when I bought it but not 100% sure someone else put a different year wheel on this bike in the last 27 years. this bike has been hard to push back. my friend has a 1984 and it rolls a lot easyer then mine.




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