New member here. Just joined today.
New owner of NOS '14 F6B. Owned it a week. Today I cut the front tire deeply near the center line of tread, about 3 inches away just beside the centerline is a bulge, like I damaged the cords. Tire is not losing air. I noticed it when I got home, probably rode about 30 miles with it like that.
I don't think I should ride it anymore as is.
Watching a youtube video on the goldwing procedure now. But I wanted your opinion.
So, I'll dismount the wheel and take to the shop.
What are the torque settings for the pinch bolts and axle?
I'm assuming I have to swing back the brake calipers.
If so, what are the torque settings on the caliper mount bolts?
When I remount the wheel, I'm assuming the order is:
Insert axle and torque the axle nut.
Mount the calipers and torque them on. (This is a non-ABS model)
Pump the brakes.
Then do the pinch bolts.
If I've got this wrong let me know.
I've worked on other bikes but this is my first Honda.
'79 Yamaha DT400 Enduro (sold)
'86 Yamaha FZ600 (sold)
<long break, no bike>
'00 Triumph TT600 (sold)
'09 Triumph Bonneville America (for sale)