Final Drive flange


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Final Drive flange

Post by portugeezer » Tue May 27, 2014 9:40 pm



Does anyone know how to remove the final drive flange from the wheel? I'm replacing my back wheel and it came with the flange removed. I've spent hours trying to pry it out. I have no idea how it comes off. Thanks for any help!



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Re: Final Drive flange

Post by Placerville » Wed May 28, 2014 1:35 pm

"The drive flange has pins (30mm long?) that slide into bushings in the wheel hub. It may be stuck but there aren't any fasteners and with a little prying it will slide out. The nuts you see hold the pins to the splined part. Those nuts don't have to be removed to get the flange out. Remember to put the inner spacer tube back in." - Greg Foresi
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Re: Final Drive flange

Post by WingAdmin » Wed May 28, 2014 2:38 pm

portugeezer wrote:Does anyone know how to remove the final drive flange from the wheel? I'm replacing my back wheel and it came with the flange removed. I've spent hours trying to pry it out. I have no idea how it comes off. Thanks for any help!
It has several pins that fit into sleeves embedded in rubber shock absorbers in the wheel:

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These pins can become stuck very solidly in the wheel. The flange can be pried out, just try not to damage the wheel itself while doing so.

Don't remove the nuts fastening the pins to the flange, these are non-serviceable and are not intended to be removed.

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Re: Final Drive flange

Post by portugeezer » Wed May 28, 2014 4:01 pm

I put oil on it laying flat and let it soak overnight. After that I pried on it with all my might. It finally popped out and went flying past my face! Got the bike back together now after sitting for almost two weeks!

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Re: Final Drive flange

Post by Placerville » Thu May 29, 2014 12:12 pm

Who knew that working on these bikes could be so exciting. Congrats.
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Re: Final Drive flange

Post by mytown » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:06 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Wed May 28, 2014 2:38 pm
portugeezer wrote:Does anyone know how to remove the final drive flange from the wheel? I'm replacing my back wheel and it came with the flange removed. I've spent hours trying to pry it out. I have no idea how it comes off. Thanks for any help!
It has several pins that fit into sleeves embedded in rubber shock absorbers in the wheel:



These pins can become stuck very solidly in the wheel. The flange can be pried out, just try not to damage the wheel itself while doing so.

Don't remove the nuts fastening the pins to the flange, these are non-serviceable and are not intended to be removed.
Well, I just removed the nuts on a '77 rear wheel. I came here hoping to learn how to remove the stuck flange when I came across this. Having loosened the nuts, what is the best way to proceed? Your comment suggests I can't simply tighten them up again. What to do? Also, The nuts in your picture I believe are from a gl1100 wheel and seem to be pinched.


Mine from a gl1000 do not:


Does that make any difference as to how I can safely proceed or have I simply destroyed the flange?
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Re: Final Drive flange

Post by mytown » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:31 pm

mytown wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:06 pm
WingAdmin wrote:
Wed May 28, 2014 2:38 pm

Don't remove the nuts fastening the pins to the flange, these are non-serviceable and are not intended to be removed.
Well, I just removed the nuts on a '77 rear wheel. I came here hoping to learn how to remove the stuck flange when I came across this. Having loosened the nuts, what is the best way to proceed? Your comment suggests I can't simply tighten them up again. What to do? Also, The nuts in your picture I believe are from a gl1100 wheel and seem to be pinched. RearWheelgl1100.jpg
Mine from a gl1000 do not: IMG_4868 (2).JPG
Does that make any difference as to how I can safely proceed or have I simply destroyed the flange?
Well, I'll take a shot at it. The gl1100 nuts are crimped or pinched and may very well be unusable once they have been removed, but since there is nothing special about the nuts that secure the pins in the gl1000 flange there's no reason that they cannot be re-tightened.

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Re: Final Drive flange

Post by DenverWinger » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:29 am

Loctite comes in several types, use some of the "Permanent" bond Loctite if you are concerned about the nuts.
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Re: Final Drive flange

Post by ekvh » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:21 am

To remove the flange, take out a few of the brake rotor studs out on the opposite side and use a punch to tap the flange.

I have a pic but it won’t load. Makes it easier.



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