removing front wheel from GL1800


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removing front wheel from GL1800

Postby rickboardman » Mon May 12, 2014 11:54 am



I got a new tire (front) for my 1800 2005 its a trike I can get the wheel off the ground do I just remove the axel and it slides or drops out ? anything I need to do with the brakes? dealer wont service the trike for lift reasons but will change the tire if I bring the wheel in go figure.

Thanks Maverick :evil:



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Re: removing front wheel from GL1800

Postby themainviking » Mon May 12, 2014 9:11 pm

You are gonna have to loosen off the brake calipers or the tire will not come past them. Other than that, you are correct in removal technique.
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Re: removing front wheel from GL1800

Postby Ghostman » Tue May 13, 2014 7:43 am

Heres a good video for you. I have a trike and it amazes me that some dealers wont do it ,but then the same dealer will service an ATV.



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Re: removing front wheel from GL1800

Postby rickboardman » Tue May 13, 2014 2:41 pm

Thanks guys for the info the video was helpful. :D Now if I just dont break any thing ha ha

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Re: removing front wheel from GL1800

Postby Fatwing Chris » Tue May 13, 2014 4:38 pm

Just had my front wheel of last weekend and I only undid the RH caliper(LH if you're standing in front of the bike).I left the other one bolted up and the wheel slid out and back in no problem.You might have to hold the pads apart when you're rolling the wheel back in.
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Re: removing front wheel from GL1800

Postby rickboardman » Wed May 14, 2014 9:52 am

Sounds Good Thanks for the info

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Re: removing front wheel from GL1800

Postby mbuesing » Thu May 15, 2014 11:01 pm

Centering the axle before tightening the pinch bolts is critical.

When I got my Wing (from a dealer that "went over it good") I could always hear brake noise from the front and thought it was just normal drag sounds. After I changed tires and installed them myself, it is nice and quiet.


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