rear wheel removal


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tegid
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rear wheel removal

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I have a gl1100 with side car and I notice the rear tyre is getting to the end of its legal life. The rear wheel is a 16 inch wheel and the last time I check the state of the discs I noticed that the clearance for removing the caliper was very tight. Before starting the wheel removal I would be grateful for any advice - in particular is there a problem removing the caliper?
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The rear caliper is very easy to remove. Removing the rear wheel to change the tire is not difficult, you will want to be sure to clean and lubricate the rear hubs splines when you reassemble. If you do not have a repair manual you should get one, there is no reason to over think this.
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If you click on the how-to articles tab you will find an excellent write up showing the rear wheel removal process for a gl1100.
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Thanks for the advice and links - my real worry in the clearance between the caliper and the wheel rim. With the reduced wheel size, 16", this clearance appears to be very tight, there does not appear to be clearance just to lift the caliper off vertically. I will try to get a photo to explain the problem
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Final comment for anyone with a 16 inch back wheel.
The brake disc has to be removed - after this no problem.
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tegid wrote: Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:08 am Final comment for anyone with a 16 inch back wheel.
The brake disc has to be removed - after this no problem.
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In my experience it comes apart easily by removing the caliper bracket.
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Thanks - next time I will persist! One good thing was we found quite a bit of corrosion on the inside face of the disc which was dealt with before reassembly
Teg


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