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post #11 of 12 (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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Originally Posted by Andy Cote View Post
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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