Front Axle Assembly

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Motorcycle: 2005 GL1800

Front Axle Assembly

Post by padre4art » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:41 am

New to forum - great!

I just put new tires (Bridgestone) front and rear on my 2005 GL1800. I removed the wheels myself and took them to the shop to have the tires mounted.

Reassembling the front axle, I am not sure if I put the spacers (between the fork and the wheel) in the correct orientation. Each spacer/collar (and they are different) has a wide side and a narrow side.

Also, the brakes are dragging a little on one side. My last ride - one rotor was hot, the other was cold when I got home.

I understand we can 'spread the forks' a bit to realign things, but wouldn't this allow the wheel to slide back and forth on the axle?

Thanks for your input!

Art from Chambersburg, PA

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Re: Front Axle Assembly

Post by FlyBoy2121 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:17 am

I Padre4art

Go see this address= ... /pro70.htm

And go to see front (whell installation.)

Nex time next if you have a digital camera, take some pictures, '' a good idea ''

FlyBoy2121 :D

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