1985 interstate rear wheel removal


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1985 interstate rear wheel removal

Postby midnightrider1 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:12 pm



On the how to artical well

Well my 1985 1200 rear wheel came off just a little different had to take the whole backend off wow and then the capilper and brake came off in one piece when you pulled the axle also I didn't need to drop the 3rd member like it shows the 3rd member has about a 2 ft driveshaft on it found out the hard way I reinsstalled it for now but I want to clean it and add need greese gears looks good. It was getting hot out and I am still getting welll from my lungs and my ribs good thing my Dr. didn't see this old man doing that. LOL I stuck a bag over the 3rd member to make sure it stays clean from what ever. Not sure how well this picture came out. I did post at the how to article but I didn't hera nothing. So here I am here.
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Re: 1985 interstate rear wheel removal

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:30 am

Looks about right and easier to handle. Grease the drive shaft splines while your there,and change the gear oil too.

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Re: 1985 interstate rear wheel removal

Postby midnightrider1 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:45 pm

virgilmobile wrote:Looks about right and easier to handle. Grease the drive shaft splines while your there,and change the gear oil too.


Yes I am gonna do that got the tire change and then made a 100 mile round trip to get the Molly 60 at the Honda dealer and they only had one tube of it $10.00 there and at the parts house they wanted $14.00 dollars and further away so tomorrow I'll be giving another go lol I am way to tired taking my time.

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Re: 1985 interstate rear wheel removal

Postby midnightrider1 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:21 am

Well I got the rear tire change and the installed Counteract beads I didn't reinstall the tow bar nor the bumper with the running lights either took it for a ride wow what a difference 1 tire makes. Counteract beads seem to work well.
Got to bleed the rear brakes it seems. but not today I'm still tired. LOL

Then I still have the front tire to do and maybe do the seals I'm not sure on that yet but I bet they need change scares me a bit no telling what I will fine there.

This sure has been a project bike the fairing is kind of shot broken parts and some of it just time has taken tole on it as well. Only thing that works on it is the fairing is the gages all the other stuff is junk. LOL

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Re: 1985 interstate rear wheel removal

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:45 pm

A good responding front end makes a world of difference on the stability and smooth ride.If your going to remove the front wheel,at the vary least,replace the fork oil and test the hydraulic dampening.

The worst part about working on the forks is putting the springs back in.

I've done a few and it takes about 3 hours and 2 cups of coffee to replace the seals,check the slides and hydraulic action.
My worst case scenario was 1 bent fork(0.035'' runout"0.004 max"),replacing all 4 slide bushings,seals,dust caps and fork alignment.I spent 6 tedious hours on it,but what a difference in the ride.This bike was slow run into a ditch with no apparent damage except the mirror sheared off.It tweaked the front end to where it was seizing.

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Re: 1985 interstate rear wheel removal

Postby midnightrider1 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:33 pm

virgilmobile wrote:A good responding front end makes a world of difference on the stability and smooth ride.If your going to remove the front wheel,at the vary least,replace the fork oil and test the hydraulic dampening.

The worst part about working on the forks is putting the springs back in.

I've done a few and it takes about 3 hours and 2 cups of coffee to replace the seals,check the slides and hydraulic action.
My worst case scenario was 1 bent fork(0.035'' runout"0.004 max"),replacing all 4 slide bushings,seals,dust caps and fork alignment.I spent 6 tedious hours on it,but what a difference in the ride.This bike was slow run into a ditch with no apparent damage except the mirror sheared off.It tweaked the front end to where it was seizing.



Well front tire is replace and just bolted on the bike for safty I pick up my new seal kit Saturday and gonna leave the tubes in and justtake off the lower legs from what I have read in other forums even says you can pump the fluid back into the the lower leg with out taking the springs out by taking out the valve out of the air inlet to let the vent from what I read. I just ask the guy a question about it waiting on a answer says he has done a few this way. I want to do it as easy as I can. But if I have to I'll pull the springs.
Guess I will find out what all wrong with it come Sunday or Monday for sure that's when I'm gonna start on it. Have a good bike jack that hold the front end up good and solid. So just need to put the jack back on drop the wheel and start on the working on getting the seals change left side is really bad I do believe.

Frank

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Re: 1985 interstate rear wheel removal

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:18 am

Yes the fluid can be replaced as mentioned.The seals can be replaced with the forks on the bike too,without removing the springs.

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Re: 1985 interstate rear wheel removal

Postby midnightrider1 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:21 am

virgilmobile wrote:Yes the fluid can be replaced as mentioned.The seals can be replaced with the forks on the bike too,without removing the springs.



Well I am gonna find out and see what happens let everyone know how it went or didn't lol :D

Frank




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