Rear tire change!


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Rear tire change!

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Well if there is a will there is a way! Worked great for me!
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Yeah, I did it that way this last time as I had the front wheel off at the same time for its new shoe also. Normally, if doing only the rear, I put a transport moving pad down and lay the bike on it, then extend the center stand to get it up just that extra bit. EzPz that way for sure. Not real difficult while jacked, but a bit tippy.
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That seems very unstable, I put mine on its center stand, remove the rear panel with the number plate (5 bolts) then remove the small cross bar (2 bolts) that would stop the wheel coming out, then undo the 5 bolts mounting the rear wheel and just roll it out the back of the wing. Very easy and very little risk of it tipping over!! Replacing is the exact opposite!! I dread to think of the damage to you or the wing if it toppled over from that height!!

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I would guess, Gary, that you do not have a trailer hitch, LOL
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Yep, no trailer hitch, I guess that could make it more difficult!! :D

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Just lay the thing over on its side, no jack required, no unbolting/bolting of other things either.
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Lol ya I have a hitch! And we did strap it down! But amazing how stable it was on there like that! I didn't have heart to tip it over :)
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Steve F wrote:Just lay the thing over on its side, no jack required, no unbolting/bolting of other things either.
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thrasherg wrote:Yep, no trailer hitch, I guess that could make it more difficult!! :D

Gary
Also with an '08 and above you have to contend with the radio amp preventing you from just rolling out the back. I have a motorcycle jack and I have stopped using it. It is much easier just to lay it over on it's side.
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I just lay my Great White machine gently over, after loosening the five nuts..... I put a couple of moving blankets under the crash bars, but I don't believe that's really even necessary..... that small lift in the picture wasn't used..... After it's down on the bars, I grab my highway peg and the kickstand and tip it over enough more to get the center stand deployed.... Easy Peasy, and I do have a trailer hitch, but the ball is removable. I put on one C/T, a Pirelli runflat, and it was a struggle, but doable.... my motorcycle tires are no sweat whatsoever..... I don't like putting nine hundred pounds in the air.....



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thrasherg wrote:That seems very unstable, I put mine on its center stand, remove the rear panel with the number plate (5 bolts) then remove the small cross bar (2 bolts) that would stop the wheel coming out, then undo the 5 bolts mounting the rear wheel and just roll it out the back of the wing. Very easy and very little risk of it tipping over!! Replacing is the exact opposite!! I dread to think of the damage to you or the wing if it toppled over from that height!!

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I'm with you Gary! Im not interested in laying my bike down for any reason. :shock: I dont have a hitch either. By the way there are 4 bolts that hold the rear fender panel in place at least on my bike. :D
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salty1 wrote:
thrasherg wrote:That seems very unstable, I put mine on its center stand, remove the rear panel with the number plate (5 bolts) then remove the small cross bar (2 bolts) that would stop the wheel coming out, then undo the 5 bolts mounting the rear wheel and just roll it out the back of the wing. Very easy and very little risk of it tipping over!! Replacing is the exact opposite!! I dread to think of the damage to you or the wing if it toppled over from that height!!

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I'm with you Gary! Im not interested in laying my bike down for any reason. :shock: I dont have a hitch either. By the way there are 4 bolts that hold the rear fender panel in place at least on my bike. :D

Are you sure, about the bolts? I have one in each corner of the panel, plus a fifth one right in the middle of the panel behind the number plate!! Not that it really matters :D

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I've changed rear tires on 2002, 2006 and 2007 wings and found only the four corners of the panel bolted. The license plate and holder were bolted directly to the fender panel. FWIW :roll:
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thrasherg wrote:
salty1 wrote:
thrasherg wrote:That seems very unstable, I put mine on its center stand, remove the rear panel with the number plate (5 bolts) then remove the small cross bar (2 bolts) that would stop the wheel coming out, then undo the 5 bolts mounting the rear wheel and just roll it out the back of the wing. Very easy and very little risk of it tipping over!! Replacing is the exact opposite!! I dread to think of the damage to you or the wing if it toppled over from that height!!

Gary
I'm with you Gary! Im not interested in laying my bike down for any reason. :shock: I dont have a hitch either. By the way there are 4 bolts that hold the rear fender panel in place at least on my bike. :D

Are you sure, about the bolts? I have one in each corner of the panel, plus a fifth one right in the middle of the panel behind the number plate!! Not that it really matters :D

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Mine, 01, also has one behind the plate..

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crock4 wrote:
thrasherg wrote:
salty1 wrote:
I'm with you Gary! Im not interested in laying my bike down for any reason. :shock: I dont have a hitch either. By the way there are 4 bolts that hold the rear fender panel in place at least on my bike. :D

Are you sure, about the bolts? I have one in each corner of the panel, plus a fifth one right in the middle of the panel behind the number plate!! Not that it really matters :D

Gary
Mine, 01, also has one behind the plate..

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Sorry gentlemen! Mine only has 4 bolts. PO must have eliminated the 5th.
I'm not sure I see the fifth bolt in the parts schematic below. Is it item 10? Item 11 are the corner bolts.
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It sounds like Honda changed something, everyone with 5 bolts has a 2005 model or earlier, those with 4 bolts seem to have 2006 and onwards, so maybe when Honda changed the model in 2006 and added the rear speaker amp, they also modified the panel and removed the 5th bolt.

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4,5 OR 10 bolts I'd still lay it over.
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Fatwing Chris wrote:4,5 OR 10 bolts I'd still lay it over.
Me too; especially if one has an '08 or above, or are installing a CT, and I have done it several times on the jack and laying it over.
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Question to those who "lay it over" --

Does anyone that does this also use Centramtics for balancing?
I would find it tough to get the balancer on the wheel studs I think ...?
My '02 has 5 bolts - and no hitch so I roll it out the back ...but I can always learn something easier...?
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Wingsconsin wrote:Question to those who "lay it over" --

Does anyone that does this also use Centramtics for balancing?
I would find it tough to get the balancer on the wheel studs I think ...?
My '02 has 5 bolts - and no hitch so I roll it out the back ...but I can always learn something easier...?
I roll mine out the back too. The centrimatic disk doesn't make it more difficult IMO.
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2007, 5 bolts. Theory blown. And never lay it down.


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