What other jobs to do while changing tires?


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What other jobs to do while changing tires?

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I'll be changing the tires on my Wing soon.

What other jobs should I do, that make sense to do while I'm doing this?


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pull the driveshaft and grease the splines, and the rubber bumpers in the wheel hub.

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AZgl1800 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:37 am pull the driveshaft and grease the splines, and the rubber bumpers in the wheel hub.
Can someone clarify re the rubber cush-drive in the rear wheel please. I know that 88/89 wheels had five pins & rubbers vs the later six, but which have steel tubes embedded in the rubbers to accept the pins, and is it this interface that needs greasing (or not)?
Or John, are you hinting at replacing the rubbers?
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Re: What other jobs to do while changing tires?

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Sadanorakman wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:12 am
AZgl1800 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:37 am pull the driveshaft and grease the splines, and the rubber bumpers in the wheel hub.
Can someone clarify re the rubber cush-drive in the rear wheel please. I know that 88/89 wheels had five pins & rubbers vs the later six, but which have steel tubes embedded in the rubbers to accept the pins, and is it this interface that needs greasing (or not)?
Or John, are you hinting at replacing the rubbers?
If I remember correctly, the '88 and '89 had six pins on the driven flange and six individual donuts and steel inserts in the wheel.
The '90 and newer have five pins on the driven flange and five trapizodial shaped rubber snubbers with aluminum inserts in the wheel.
Greasing the pins was recommended for the '88 and '89.
Greasing the driven flange pins for the '90 and newer was not recommended.
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Thanks for your advice MikeB. I think I found it. From the photos, the later drive web certainly seems to have 5 pegs, and the cush blocks have aluminium sleeves.

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AZgl1800 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:37 am pull the driveshaft and grease the splines, and the rubber bumpers in the wheel hub.
GREASE the bumpers, or REPLACE them on a 1989?

If replace, what source is best for them?
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Solo So Long wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:26 am
AZgl1800 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:37 am pull the driveshaft and grease the splines, and the rubber bumpers in the wheel hub.
GREASE the bumpers, or REPLACE them on a 1989?

If replace, what source is best for them?
use Honda parts from your favorite local Honda dealer or online sources such as Cyclemax.

The isometric exploded parts view and parts list diagrams will provide the part numbers.
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Solo So Long wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:45 pm I'll be changing the tires on my Wing soon.

What other jobs should I do, that make sense to do while I'm doing this?
John hit the big ones: driveshaft and final drive service. I would replace final drive o-rings and seal if you don't know when they were last done. Have a new driveshaft boot on hand in case it's ripped.

How's the air suspension doing? Do you need to replace rear shock? air hose? shock boot? desiccant refresh?

Remove and clean brake caliper. Flush brake fluid. Inspect brake pads - I would just change them as it's so much easier now.

Front tire change. Like above, clean and inspect brakes. Consider new brakes pads and a fluid flush.

I would jack the front wheel up first and feel if there is a notch or detent feel at the dead center position. Any roughness, drag or notch means time to change the steering stem bearings.

Of course you've checked for fork seal leaks on a regular basis but new seals and bushings are pretty easy and you're halfway there.

If you pull the forks, it is somewhat easier to do timing belts if they are due.
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I did belts last May, so I'm good there.

I'll work up a list of parts to order before I do the tires, and get that stuff done, to be ready for riding in the spring.
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Clean! Everything you see with the wheels off, especially the areas you can't normally get to.


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