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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-26-2018, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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The YouTube video I saw featured an older gentleman working on a red 1500. He had a ratcheting, come along attached to the back of the trunk and was ratcheting/levering the bags in the air but the front of the bag assembly stayed on the bike so It was like a hinge. I found this video on YouTube when I entered into the search… Changing rear tire on a Honda GL 1500
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-26-2018, 12:34 PM
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I still struggle to see how laying a GL1500 on its side will let you get the rear wheel off. Any videos of this?
With the trailer hitch on the bike I have to lift it probably 15 inches into the air to get the wheel out. To remove the wheel with the bike on its side you'd want to get the axel nut off the right side (or at least loosened) before tipping the bike over, but after that it would be the same as up in the air, you'd still need to remove left saddlebag and loosen the left muffler to swing it out of the way to pull out the axle shaft.

I wouldn't want to do this unless it was in emergency on the road somewhere, I would much rather do tires in my garage with the bike lift....

The other problem (on my bike anyway) is that the right saddlebag is full of CD changer, amplifier and equalizer, and the PO wired it such that swinging the luggage up is not an option due to the cables. I would need to install some disconnects in the wiring, and would still have to deal with the trailer hitch which bolts to the rear crash bars....
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I think that I seen a how to on here with pictures on how to raise the rear bags on a 1500. Can anyone tell me where it is here?

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I did it once. Actually removing the left saddlebag is enough to replace the rear wheel.
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I think that I seen a how to on here with pictures on how to raise the rear bags on a 1500. Can anyone tell me where it is here?

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I can't find the one with pictures but here's one with step by step. Some say it's easy, I disagree. Did it once and it took 3 people to put it back down. Maybe there are differences in some of them.
https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums...ddle-bags.html
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I can't find the one with pictures but here's one with step by step. Some say it's easy, I disagree. Did it once and it took 3 people to put it back down. Maybe there are differences in some of them.
https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums...ddle-bags.html
I was one of those 3 people, that is NOT a good method to use, period.
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It's rare for me to disagree with Dave, but...

I found it fairly easy to remove the whole back end as a unit. I disconnected the rear shock air line at the top of the shock also.
I did have one helper.

The trick (at least for me) for reassembly was to put the two top bolts in loosely and then lower the the assembly using them as a pivot point.

Unplugging the wiring connectors was a bigger pain in the arse then any thing else. I guess I need to buy the special pliers for that.


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A friend of mine did it that way when he has a 1500 wing. He put the rear assemble on a mechanics stool with wheels and scooted it away from the bike. I never saw him do it but he said it was real easy. I should also say he was a truck mechanic so he did have some mechanical ability.


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well i have put lotsa tires on the back of my 1500.i put it in the yard then use the motor cycle jack then dig a hole in the ground deep and long pull the thing right out kinda simple.more than one way to change the rear tire hope this helps. i am not doing it any other way but this takes about 5 min to dig dirt.

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well i have put lotsa tires on the back of my 1500.i put it in the yard then use the motor cycle jack then dig a hole in the ground deep and long pull the thing right out kinda simple.more than one way to change the rear tire hope this helps. i am not doing it any other way but this takes about 5 min to dig dirt.
How do you get the tire back on?

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