Replace Rear Brake Rotor


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rpotthoff
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Replace Rear Brake Rotor

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Does anyone know of a how to for replacing the Rear Brake Rotor on a 2000 GL1500se?
Found out mine is VERY thin and needs to be replaced asap.

Thanks Everyone!!



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Re: Replace Rear Brake Rotor

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Remove the rear wheel..there's a how to in the How to forum..at the bottom..several ways to get the tire off..remove bags/trunk, lift bags/trunk, lay bike on it side..while you are at it replace pads, change brake fluid and repack the splines. Might wan to see what shape you tire is in too!!~ oh and the rubber dampers if hard like rocks replace..It a PITA job so do as much as yoiu can while the wheel is off.
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Re: Replace Rear Brake Rotor

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NO need to lay the bike on it's side!!!
Once you have the rear wheel off, spray the bolts holding the rotor on with some PB Blaster a few times to help loosen them. Wouldn't want to snap one off as the wheel is Aluminium.
Use a 6 mm Hex Bit Socket/Allen Key to remove the 6 bolts.
If damper rubbers are hard/loose, or the Aluminum inserts are worn, order a new set (part # 06410-MBH-000 which is for a Valkyrie, but perfect fit for the 1500 and seeing as this set includes the aluminium inserts, where the ones for the wing don't, ($10/each) lots less expensive!)




Torque the rotor bolts to 29 ft lbs

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Thanks

I did not think of the dampers!

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Is it necessary to apply thread Loctite to the rotor bolts? I heard high temperature Loctite should be applied.

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I just torqued to specs.

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Okay, and that would be 29 lbs., correct?

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That sounds right, don't have my book handy right now.

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Re: Replace Rear Brake Rotor

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Okay, thanks for the input fibersport.

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Re: Replace Rear Brake Rotor

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Just looked in the shop manual. Yes, 29 lbs. is correct.

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Thank you for checking that snowmoer!

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Re: Replace Rear Brake Rotor

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One more question and maybe this is a question for wingadmin. A couple of years ago there were downloadable links for shop repair manuals specific to Honda Goldwings posted on this site. Is that there one available for a 2000 Goldwing GL1500SE?



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