Rear Rim


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Rear Rim

Postby guitarzan » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:07 pm



Hi,
Can anyone tell me how to remove the Driven Flange and the Damper Holder from the rear rim? I removed the the bolts from the driven flange but how does it come off the rim? I don't want to just pry it up? I need some help.

OH NOOOOOOOO!! I just seen on page 15-13 of my 1994 GL 1500 Service Manual in the middle of the page is a note that says "NOTE * The pins and nuts cannot be removed". I removed the the nuts They were really hard to get off. I want to get at my Rubber Dampers to check them out. I'm also replacing the rear and front wheel bearings. My rims have never been clean at least it looks like that,, so I'll be doing some wet sanding on them too. I need to this puppy on the road soon I haven't taken a ride since a drove it home when I purchased it a year ago last September.

I really need some help. :oops:



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Re: Rear Rim

Postby Dusty Boots » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:33 pm

You just use a large blade screwdriver and gently pry up under the driven flange in different areas and the driven flange will come out.

Don't know what you're going to do now that you have removed the nuts off of the driven flange :o .... other than scour ebay for another one in good shape!! :ugeek:

When you get your new driven flange, do not grease the pins!!

Dusty

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Re: Rear Rim

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:18 pm

Put the nuts back on and make sure you use some loctite permanent on them - do them up to specification - whatever that may be.

I'm sure there will not be an issue.

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Re: Rear Rim

Postby guitarzan » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:53 pm

Man,
I read that page over and over and I cant believe I missed that note. I'll be happy to hear from anyone else that had this problem. Thank you guys who posted for this.

So I just pry that Driven Flange off? How about the Damper Holder, what kind of tool do I use to get that off? Is the Driven Flange hard to put back on? Do I hammer it back on?

Frank

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Re: Rear Rim

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:35 am

Have you read through How to remove and replace your rear wheel?

The driven flange does just slide out of the wheel:

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If it hasn't been removed in a long time it might be in there really tight, but by GENTLY prying it up in a crosswise pattern, it will come out.

There is no torque specification for those nuts, because they're not meant to be removed. I would put some high-strength Loctite on them, and torque them to around 40 ft-lb (my best guess).

Six-pin flanges MUST have moly lubricant put on the pins before reassembly. Five-pin flanges (the later ones) MUST NOT have moly lubricant on the pins before reassembly:

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Re: Rear Rim

Postby guitarzan » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:57 pm

Thank you for the great reply. I remember now that when I was taking the drive shaft out that I seen that. I remember reading about the 5 or 6 pins. Do you think 100 ft lbs would snap the pins? As you can tell, I'm not a mechanic at all.

Thanks
Frank

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Re: Rear Rim

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:36 pm

guitarzan wrote:Thank you for the great reply. I remember now that when I was taking the drive shaft out that I seen that. I remember reading about the 5 or 6 pins. Do you think 100 ft lbs would snap the pins? As you can tell, I'm not a mechanic at all.

Thanks
Frank


100 ft lbs is far too much for those size nuts. That's the kind of torque you use for the axle nut.

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Re: Rear Rim

Postby ct1500 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:16 pm

The reason why the nuts were hard to remove all the way off the stud is that they are the self locking type with the distorted threads.
This is what I do
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Re: Rear Rim

Postby guitarzan » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:03 pm

Ok,
40 ft-lb it is. Man were they hard to get off. I had to slide a long pipe over the ratchet wrench and use all my strength. After I got them off and I looked at those nuts and I just knew I messed up.

Well I just want to move on with this episode of my life working on a Goldwing. I sure will remember it!!

Thank you all.
Frank




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