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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-26-2010, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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What is the easist way to get the front tire off my 1989 goldwing. Also is there anythingI should look for when doing it that might prevent any problems in the future and putting it back together.


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To get the front tire off of the wheel, you first have to take the wheel off of the bike. There is no real shortcuts to doing that---but it is a relatively simple process. Then, if you want to remove the tire yourself, refer to GS MacLean's tutorial.

Do a little research and all the info is laid out for you in the archives.

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Just got through changing the tires on a friend's 1500 along with Oregonwinger and anothe friend in my garage yesterday. We put the bike on my bike jack but you can remove the front wheel with the bike on the center stand and a bottle jack or such like under the front of the engine to lift the front wheel off the ground. There are three bolts to remove the rotor covers; the top one is hidden behind a removeable cover which pulls off, there's a pin in the rear part of that little cover while the front has tabs that go under the fender. After those are off it's just a matter of loosening up the brake pads in the calipers, pulling the axle and dropping the wheel out. While you have the wheel off check the wheel bearings, they should turn smoothly with no 'notchiness' or play. Look at your brake pads too, they should be wearing evenly, if one is much thinner than the other your caliper should be removed and the mounting sleeve extracted, cleaned and lubed. A frozen caliper sleeve is often a cause of locked up brakes. As Hawker said, GS MacLean's tutorial is a very good write up with pictures.

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You need to buy the big book by Chilton. with it, you can do lots of cool things.

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