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.

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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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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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Okay, thanks for the input fibersport.
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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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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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Does the tire need to come off in order to replace rotor? I just watched a video to replace rear pads and it looks like removing the rear caliper leaves room to remove rotor.
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mattp wrote: Sat Jan 28, 2023 9:10 pm Does the tire need to come off in order to replace rotor? I just watched a video to replace rear pads and it looks like removing the rear caliper leaves room to remove rotor.
The tire can stay on the rim, but the rim has to come off the bike, you have to pull the axle to get the rotor off, so just take it off.
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As has been stated, great time to do all the service in there possible.
I'd be checking the splines including the driveshaft minimum.
New rotor so new pads and get the old brake fluid out of that end of the bike as well.
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