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rear tire

Postby hankor » Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:37 pm

hi my first post hope i can get some input i need to change my rear tire on my 2004gl1800 is a big job as it looks thanks [hankor]

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Re: rear tire

Postby raycw » Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:50 pm

Hi Hankor... welcome to the forum.

It's fairly easy... remove the rear fender where the license plate is. You got to remove the license plate since there's an allen bolt below it. Then theres 4 other allen bolts, one at each corner. You'll then remove the rear wheel lugs and walk the wheel out through the opening. You're best bet is to take the wheel to a shop to mount and balance. The sidewall is especially tough to break from the bead and the new tire is tough to install. It'll be worth the price to have it done for you... if the shop is equipped with a proper tire changer.

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Re: rear tire

Postby thrasherg » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:50 am

As Ray, says, It's quite simple. Put the wing on it's center stand, remove the rear cowl (as per Ray's Instructions) remove the nuts attaching the rear wheel and it will then slide out the back of the bike. Putting it back on is the exact reverse of removing the wheel. It takes me about 20 minutes to remove the wheel and 15 minutes to put it back on, it is not difficult but it will be dirty inside the wheel area and you will need to lie on the floor to undo the wheel nuts..


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Re: rear tire

Postby hankor » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:14 pm

thanks guys for the advice hankor

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Re: rear tire

Postby joe c » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:52 am

Sometimes, it's just as easy to take it to the only takes a couple of minutes to remove the tire while it's in the shop.....quicker than you can do it. And since he's got to replace the tire and balance it, I don't think it would up the price more than twenty dollars.

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Re: rear tire

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:18 am

I joe c

Sometimes does not save money, is for the pleased to do ourselves, what have I done as much as possibleto me is my hobby !!!!!

FlyBoy2121 :D

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Re: rear tire

Postby giturgun » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:21 pm

Same here. I do all my own work from changing the bulbs to full rebuilds.
Got my 77 oil drained and am about ready to replace the right head gasket that let loose last fall . Just gotta get motivated enough to quit ridin the 88 long enough to do it. :D .. Am gonna have to put on a front tire on the 88 soon The tread is going pretty fast. Just put on my rear . Took about 15 min to break the bead and take off the rear and about 10 min to remount and fill the new with air.
Putting on and takin off the bike was longer to do.

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