Front wheel dragging


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BikernDiver
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Front wheel dragging

Postby BikernDiver » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:22 pm



I removed the front wheel on my 2009 GL1800 (NO ABS) but does have TPMS , to have the wheel powdercoated.
After a week, I got the wheel back and I began to reassemble everything. I put in ne wheelbearings and remembered to put the spacer/collar inside the wheel between the sets of bearings!
Then I put the rotors back on with new bolts and locktite.
Then I slid the wheel into position between the forks. started the axle in from the left side (right side while facing the front of the bike), put in the spacer, aligned the left brake, slid the axle through the wheelinto the right spacer that has a collar/flange on one side and finally through the fork and hand tightened the bolt into the axle. I then put the right side caliper on and hand tightened it into place.
Once I was sure everything looked good, I tightened everything up according to specs. Here is where I noticed a problem....or two...
First, the wheel barely spins and the left rotor seems to rubbing against the inside of the left fork. What did I do here????
Second, does a 2009 Wing with NO ABS, but does have the TPMS - use the speed sensor that looks kind of like a sprocket that is held on by three bolts to the right side rotor? This is also called a front pulsar ring.... The reason I ask is that I have no parts left over..I don't remember taking it off....and I don't see it on my workbench. Online diagrams for the front wheel show this as part of the front wheel assembly.
Help is appreciated...I really want to ride this weekend!



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Re: Front wheel dragging

Postby BikernDiver » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:15 pm

Well, I found the answers to my problems. Since this is my first Goldwing, I wasn't sure if I had done things right, but.... The new wheel bearings were not seated all the way in. This caused a misalignment of the rotors in relation to the calipers etc. The whell doesn't spin so good like that... Once the bearings were seated all the way, no more problem! Gee, wasn't that simple....

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Re: Front wheel dragging

Postby Five » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:38 pm

BikernDiver wrote:Well, I found the answers to my problems. Since this is my first Goldwing, I wasn't sure if I had done things right, but.... The new wheel bearings were not seated all the way in. This caused a misalignment of the rotors in relation to the calipers etc. The whell doesn't spin so good like that... Once the bearings were seated all the way, no more problem! Gee, wasn't that simple....

Good to hear!
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Re: Front wheel dragging

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:00 pm

Aha! Was it you that didn't seat the bearings all the way, or can you blame it on the powdercoating shop? :)

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Re: Front wheel dragging

Postby gareva1 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:37 pm

By the way, the sprocket like ring you refer to is only on abs equipped bikes...or those that have wheels that were sourced from abs bikes.




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