2007 GL1800 Rear rotor change


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2007 GL1800 Rear rotor change

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Looking for information, directions, pics, videos, etc on how to change the rear brake rotor on a 07 GL1800. Only see pad changes on You Tube. Any help is appreciated. Also looking for reputable brand manufacturer (OEM) for rotors and ceramic brakes. Avoiding sintered brakes. Would rather wear out pads than rotors.

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Re: 2007 GL1800 Rear rotor change

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Ken
You have to remove the rear wheel to access the rotor then there are 2 JIS screws to remove and the caliper to remove the rear rotor.
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Remove 2 JIS screws to remove the rotor once the caliper is off the final drive assembly.
Remove 2 JIS screws to remove the rotor once the caliper is off the final drive assembly.

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Thanks!
Any recommendation for a replacement manufacturer?

Ken
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Kvescovi wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:53 am Thanks!
Any recommendation for a replacement manufacturer?

Ken
EBC makes a version, but you really want to stay with Honda OEM for this part: New GL1800 Rear Brake Rotor
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For those who read this in the future those two Phillips head screws are very much secured with torque and Locktite. You'll want a impact driver with a hardened tool bit filed to specifically fit perfectly with in the JIS screw. The bit that came with mine actually twisted and almost messed up the screw heads. Applying heat directly to the screws themselves will help soften the Locktite's grip and help with their removal.
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Re: 2007 GL1800 Rear rotor change

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For the rear rotor, most will get a trike-take off. Some rotors will have 0miles on them. As for pads, most will tell ya that OEM ones are hard to beat.
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PastoT wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:01 pm For those who read this in the future those two Phillips head screws are very much secured with torque and Locktite. You'll want a impact driver with a hardened tool bit filed to specifically fit perfectly with in the JIS screw. The bit that came with mine actually twisted and almost messed up the screw heads. Applying heat directly to the screws themselves will help soften the Locktite's grip and help with their removal.
When I did mine (last August) the 2 screws came out with 2 whacks from the impact --
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Wingsconsin wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:26 pm
PastoT wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:01 pm For those who read this in the future those two Phillips head screws are very much secured with torque and Locktite. You'll want a impact driver with a hardened tool bit filed to specifically fit perfectly with in the JIS screw. The bit that came with mine actually twisted and almost messed up the screw heads. Applying heat directly to the screws themselves will help soften the Locktite's grip and help with their removal.
When I did mine (last August) the 2 screws came out with 2 whacks from the impact --
Yes - those screws are EASILY mangled. I use an impact driver like this one to jar them loose without stripping the tops out. Works great on the screws holding rotors in position on cars as well.


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