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post #21 of 54 (permalink) Old 07-24-2019, 02:15 AM
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What I do: 1) I remove the license plate, plate carrier, then remove the four remaining bolts for rear center fender. Pull down as well as out, as there are "tabs" on side of fender edges. I also remove the two bolts for bracket between the saddlebags.
2)Loosen wheel nuts 1/2 turn each by rolling bike ahead, in first gear, so nut you want to loosen is at BDC. I roll bike forward 1/5 of a revolution until all 5 lug nuts are loosened.
3) Put bike back into Neutral. Put GL1800 on center stand. Then use a 1/2" wrench with a long 19 m.m. socket and 2" extension and simply spin the tire around(Backwards) to loosen the lug nuts.
4) After lowering rim off of spindle, you'll quickly see that you cannot remove it, due to the black box in the way. Beginning in 2006, an amplifier was added. Guess where they put it? I simply and carefully undue the "rubber tarp" from it's holders and peel it back. You can't remove it all the way as it is riveted at the back. Now, remove the 4 bolts on the side of the amp box. Then, remove the two small 8 m.m. head bolts from the rear of the box. You can now remove the amp from the box. Hold both pieces in your right hand.
5)Hold the two pieces up and out of the way as you quickly and easily remove the tire/rim combo. Lean the wheel up against something stable. Then, insert the amp back into the plastic box. Do not put any of the 4 side bolts back on, for now. But, line up the inner fender/amp box unit and secure it in place with the two bolts that you removed from the back. Do them up 1/2 way. You can now get your new tires put on. Make sure you have all removed fasteners put away, and marked for location, because it may take a while to get those new tires mounted. After a short time, I have forgot where to put the correct fasteners back. They can also get lost if they are just laying by the bike.
You don't need to unplug anything this way, lay er' down, remove the seat, etc..
Hope this helps!

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2)Loosen wheel nuts 1/2 turn each by rolling bike ahead, in first gear, so nut you want to loosen is at BDC. I roll bike forward 1/5 of a revolution until all 5 lug nuts are loosened.
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Why not just put it on the center stand, put it in 1st gear and loosen the nuts?

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Ok,does anyone know how high u have to get rear wheel off the ground to get clearance to remove rear tire?
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[QUOTE=Drnick;5855637]Ok,does anyone know how high u have to get rear wheel off the ground to get clearance to remove rear tire?[/QUOTE

Between 4 and 5 inches. I have my wheel off right now and just measured. I'd say 4" will do it, but to be sure I said between 4 and 5". Is very easy and quick to remve the amp though.

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Why not just put it on the center stand, put it in 1st gear and loosen the nuts?
Because it's too hard to get clearance to turn the breaker bar the amount needed when the nuts are up top. Way easier to have the nut at the bottom when I loosen it. I've also just had it on the center stand, in neutral, put the wrench on, rolled the wheel to put the nut and wrench at the bottom, then clicked it into gear to loosen the nut. Repeat 4 more times, then remove wheel!

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Gt750, only 4-5”! So In theory,while bike is on center stand, if u lift bike another 4-5”, u can remove rear wheel. Correct?
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Gt750, only 4-5! So In theory,while bike is on center stand, if u lift bike another 4-5, u can remove rear wheel. Correct?
I'd say you only need 3 or 3.5" more, on the center stand.

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Ok, only 3-4 “ lift! Thanks for that info
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Try putting it up on cinder blocks, put it on it's center stand, and take out the cinder blocks under the rear wheel. Strap the front tire down for security and stability.

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sounds like an awful lot of trouble, and time, to avoid laying it over and being done in 10 minutes.

I have never heard of anyone damaging the bike, laying it over.
my first time, I did it on flat ground with a furniture pallet under it,
cleared all of the Baker Wind Wings and the Mick.O.Pegs

all I did was remove the pegs themselves from the swing arms.
a 30 second job.
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