Rear Wheel Installation


Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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dmc8163
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Rear Wheel Installation

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I removed the rear wheel of my 1987 Honda Goldwing Aspencade in order to replace the brake rotor. I got interrupted and didn't get back to the bike for several days. When installing the rear axle today I realized I have forgotten where the two spacers go and in what orientation? I'm thinking the first spacer goes between the swing arm and the brake bracket with the large end facing the bracket. I can't remember anything about the other spacer. I've looked for photos w/o success and the service manual (14-10) shows only one spacer. That spacer in the manual appears to go into the dust seal on the brake rotor side. I rIde this bike all the time and I'm very concerned about putting the spacers in wrong and causing an "accident." I appreciate any assistance the forum could provide. Thank you



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Re: Rear Wheel Installation

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The spacers should both be the same, one on each side of the brake caliper bracket, with the large flange side against the brake caliper bracket. The one that fits into the rear wheel will only go in one way.
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Re: Rear Wheel Installation

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Hope this helps.



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Re: Rear Wheel Installation

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Thank you! That did the trick.



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