How to remove and reinstall your front wheel


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brit
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Re: How to remove and reinstall your front wheel

Post by brit » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:13 am



Thanks for that. I will look out for a used one but boubt my chances.



ConWonTheDon1100
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Re: How to remove and reinstall your front wheel

Post by ConWonTheDon1100 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:48 am

If I torque the axle sleeve nut down to 48ft/lbs the axle doesn't sit flush on the right side of the bike at all, and with it being torqued down, adjusting the forks in and out doesn't really do anything, do you mean twist them? If you don't torque the axle sleeve nut down to 48ft/lb you can get the axle flush on the right side of the bike but not otherwise. I'll have to mess with it this morning but something doesn't seem right. The forks don't move left to right easily and the one thing I thought of was using a ratchet strap and I don't think that is necessary.

SonofWingnut44
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Re: How to remove and reinstall your front wheel

Post by SonofWingnut44 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:46 pm

I'm having difficulty getting the wheel spacer removed after getting one rotor off. Is there a special tool required?

THanks

ConWonTheDon1100
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Re: How to remove and reinstall your front wheel

Post by ConWonTheDon1100 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:55 pm

no you shouldn't need a special tool

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82aspen
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Re: How to remove and reinstall your front wheel

Post by 82aspen » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:14 am

WingAdmin wrote:
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:15 am
bassmaster42 wrote:ok weird.. i was pulling tire off to change speeometer cable and hub. and i noticed there were no washers or lock washers on the axle holder nuts. i have owend the bike for 2 years and have never had the tire off. should i purchase lock washers. and earlier i asked what the torque specs were for a 1995, well when i looked on the forks it said 1996. title wrong have to get that fixed...

thanks jim
The GL1200 is different, and does not have the washer or split washer shown in this GL1100 article.
pretty sure gl1200 uses washers & split washers with the axle holder nuts

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Re: How to remove and reinstall your front wheel

Post by Airbak2 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:21 pm

82 GL1100 ...Needing a new front tire.... Regarding taking the spacer out of the right side... there is a rubber gasket that wont let that spacer come out on mine. The spacer wont slide by that gasket.... is there a trick to get it out... ? Does it have to come out to change the tire ? Thanks

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Re: How to remove and reinstall your front wheel

Post by OldguyGlen » Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:52 pm

Welcome to the forum Airbak.
I was reviewing this old thread to refresh my memory since I am replacing my tires on my '80 this weekend.
Saw your post of last week. These DIY articles are very helpful, but they don't always get a quick reply.
The spacer should come out without much force. Probably old rubber just kinda stuck to the spacer.
The spacer sometimes comes out with the axle ' cause it's kinda stuck on that part. No, it does not have to come out to change a tire. It is mentioned in this DIY to be sure it doesn't get lost, or assembled back wrong.



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