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post #311 of 336 (permalink) Old 09-17-2017, 01:49 PM
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Hi! So I have decided to go Dark side. I got my Michelin Alpin tire. I looked but did not see the answer, so I am sorry if I am re-asking a question. However, How hard is it to get the wheel/tire back on to the bike?
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I see that you have a 1500 and that means you are going to have to get the bike up in the air high enough to drop the tire out of the swing arm.

IIRC, when I watched it being done, we used a big plastic bag laid over the tire to help make it slippery when putting the wheel back up in the swing arm.

There are two ways to get the wheel off/on.

1. remove enough hardware to allow the saddle bags and trunk to pivot up high.
..... when I was watching it done this way, we had trouble getting the shock bolts back w/o pinch the wire harness.


2. remove the saddle bags, to give you room....
..... I have not seen it done this way myself, but some think it is easier.

we have some tutorials and I will try to find the links.
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Change Rear Tire


change rear tire on 94 gl1500 without removing saddle bags - Goldwing (...)



Changing a GL1500 Rear Tire on the road



http://www.jmartino.me/goldwing/reartire/index.htm

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post #314 of 336 (permalink) Old 09-17-2017, 04:23 PM
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THANK YOU! I have done rear tires on my Venture Royale so many times, I can get the left bag removed and rear tire off in about 35 minutes. So, I went along the same lines with the Wing. Had to take BOTH bags off, and yes, get the bike up in the air. Getting the rear wheel OFF the bike was NO problem. Getting the rubber off the wheel? That was another story! But FINALLY got it off. Also got ONE side of the Alpin tire on.
Thank you for the hint of the plastic over the tire to make it slipperier to get back onto the bike. I would LOVE to see the tutorials, IF you can find them.
Thank you, and thank everyone in advance for your help.

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Good time to do brakes when you change the tire if you dont know what shape they are in. I've never done a 1500 but like was said earlier get it up high so the tire and wheel will drop out. I do a lot of tires and just be ready to air it up, I use a lil WD40 on the bead to help it slip and seal. I've go mc tires on mine now but when they need to go I'll do a CT on the rear for sure. I have mounted some CT's on the front for folks as well so to each there own. Regular tires I use about 4 oz of air soft BB's to balance, CT's I use about 6oz. I use those mainly cause they are cheaper and I dont really see any difference over all, plus I buy them by the bag full.
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Thank you for the hints. I have the brake pads ordered and waiting for them to show up on tuesday! I DID look at the rear pads and have about 1/16 of an inch on both sides. Yes, better to do it now, rather than later. As for the balancing, I have Dyna Beads for the balancing. I was planning on starting with 2 ounces of Dyna beads. I will go up if I need too.

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oh, while we are in the Rear Tire change theme,

all Goldwingers should do the following at the same time.

Grease the splines with Moly paste 60% or better, just a thin film with tiny brush is all it needs, don't gob it on.


Drain and refill the rear hub with Hypoid 80/90 gear oil. just up to the bottom of the threads, do NOT lean the bike over on the side stand and fill it up, that will overfill it, and causing leaking seals and ruined brake pads.
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Thank you for the reminder to grease and check the rear diff!!!!!

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Unless you found a Michelin alpin in a smaller size than the 195/55 like most use on 1800s I doubt you will get it in there.

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Dave,
I was able to find and get a Michelin Alpin PA3 ZP in 195/55r16. This is the tire and size that everyone that has put a CT on their bike says works!!! So that is what I got.

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