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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-20-2015, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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New bike, new member, need new tire already.

Yo folks!
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.
Questions....
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.
Thanks!

I've worked on other bikes but this is my first Honda.

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Hello & Welcome to the forum family from Pennsylvania. Good luck with your Wing!

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welcome. Try reading the owner manual or the diy section on here, or at www.goldwingdocs.com
Every torque spec and detail you need has already been put on paper- as it were- for you to find and use
Front tires are easy!
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tip: if ever without specs, set the torque wrench to tighten- at a lower value than you suspect- on a factory tight bolt
Attempt to tighten, raising the set value until it clicks when you just start to pull it
Now you have a factory value--- and conducted a self calibration of the tool!
If you know something is 15 and it took 12 to make it click, 12 = 15!

There is also muscle memory- try to pull on the wrench and note how much pressure is needed to make it start to tighten
Now you have calibrated YOUR built in torque wrench! Re-tighten to that amount of pull
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Welcome on this nice forum. Wish you al the best.
And good luck with your Wing.

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You said "owners manual".

What sorcery is this?
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in case the bank is your silent partner, ie; you are not the Legal Owner~ do a search for Operator Manual
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