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Changing out the rear tire this weekend, so I went out this evening to get started. I decided to try the "flip the rear up" method instead of just the saddlebag, because the chrome trim on this bike does NOT have the splits in it that will allow easy access to the screws that hold part of the bodywork on. Anyway...after getting all of the crap out of both bags, and the trunk, it took me just aboot 15 minutes to get the rear body flipped up. Doing it this way puts the rear diff/tire/wheel/brakes all out in the open, with a good view of everything. Sweeeeet! :yahoo: Easy peasy. I been reading horror stories aboot getting it back down, and fastened properly, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. Here's a few pics. :BigGrin:

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And here's one of the reasons for the tire swap...

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This cut, or split just turned up Monday. Not sure if it is a rubber failure, or if I ran over something that cut it.

And another....

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This nail was in the tire when I bought the bike last year. It wasn't loosing any air, so I left it in there. Apparently, as the tire wore, it pushed the nail farther into the tire until it finally started loosing air....yesterday....on the ride home....oooops!

annnnd then there's this...

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Front tire was here Saturday, rear tire and diff seal will be here tomorrow. Sure glad it turned cold today... :smilie_happy:

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Damn dude! What is it with you and rear tires? :headscratch:

You know, if you put a car tire on there, you might not have as many problems... :hihihi:

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It’s crazy about tires. We’ve had too many nails in the burb tires to count in the 12 years we’ve had it. My van that goes into construction sites and cutting thru trashy alleys has had just one nail in the same number of years.

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Wow.
It flips up like that!
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Damn dude! What is it with you and rear tires? :headscratch:


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To be fair, these tires have over 14,000 miles on them. The rear may have more, as it was almost new when I got the bike, but the PO couldn't remember exactly when he put it on. Had I gone ahead and pulled that nail out then, it prolly would have been fine. Can't say for sure what caused the big cut/split, but it does go all the way down to the bottom of the tread. On the 1100, I would have changed the rear tire three times at 14,000 miles.... :yes: so I ain't bitching this time.

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Ummm did you do it wrong? I've seen several people that swear to change the tire on these you just lay it on it's side, then change the tire. I have no clue myself, I go through the remove all the hardware, can't stand the thought of one laying down. Like a horse, maybe it won't get up and you'll have to shoot it :)

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Ummm did you do it wrong?


Seriously?!?!? You're asking ME if I did something wrong?!?!!? :smilie_happy: :smilie_happy: :smilie_happy: Of course I did ! :smilie_happy:

But really...the GL1800s are the ones folks are dumping on the side to pull the rear tire. On those, the wheel bolts on like a car wheel, with 5 lug nuts/bolts. Lay it over, remove the lugs, and brake components, then out comes the wheel. :good:
The 1500 is just like the 1000/1100/1200, with an axle that runs all the way thru the wheel. The 1500 is MUCH easier to get the rear tire off than my 1100. In fact, I could have the tire/wheel off the 1500 before I can even get all the crap(light bar, saddlebag, luggage rack, etc.) out of the way on the 1100 just to get TO the tire. In total I spent MAYBE an hour getting the tire/wheel off on the 1500...which I finished doing this evening...took about 20-30 minutes to finish pulling it out, but at least 10 minutes of that was trying to get the dang muffler off. It dint need to come completely off to get the axle past it, but I wanted it off so I could clean/polish it while I am there. :yes:

I'm taking the wheel, and other parts to the shop tomorrow to put it all in the washer to get all the nasty grease from the diff seal off. Tire and seal did arrive today, so I now have everything I need to wrap this job up this weekend. :yahoo:

btw...the Honda service manual shows to do this job pretty much the same way, EXCEPT it says to unplug the wiring harnesses(lights/antenna), and completely remove the two bolts that it is pivoting on now, and then pull the ENTIRE rear body section OFF the bike as one unit. Nice, if you have plenty of help to do that....which is why folks discovered it would be easier to just leave the two top bolts IN, but loose, and then flip the body work up instead. :yes:

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Damn dude! What is it with you and rear tires? :headscratch:


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To be fair, these tires have over 14,000 miles on them. The rear may have more, as it was almost new when I got the bike, but the PO couldn't remember exactly when he put it on. Had I gone ahead and pulled that nail out then, it prolly would have been fine. Can't say for sure what caused the big cut/split, but it does go all the way down to the bottom of the tread. On the 1100, I would have changed the rear tire three times at 14,000 miles.... :yes: so I ain't bitching this time.


14,000... I'd be happy with that as well.

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Ummm did you do it wrong? I've seen several people that swear to change the tire on these you just lay it on it's side, then change the tire. I have no clue myself, I go through the remove all the hardware, can't stand the thought of one laying down. Like a horse, maybe it won't get up and you'll have to shoot it :)


Yeah, I think I feel the same way. I know there are those that say there is nothing wrong with it, but I have to wonder about laying a $40K bike on the ground intentionally.

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Ah, learned something new! Glad to hear it's coming along.

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Getting close to 15,000 miles on a set of Michelin Commander II tires on my '85 LTD. Pretty good mileage. Would like more. Tire pressures checked weekly at 40 PSI, suspension in good condition. Still looking for a 1500 rear that won't break the bank, Have found one up here on the island for $450.00 (ouch).

Like the room you have on the back end. That leaking seal looks ugly.

Never lay my 1800 over on its side to change the tire. Just take the back end off. The stereo system, rear fender, and some brackets. Tire just rolls out. To get at the tire nuts, a long extension and impact wrench.

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Rear tire done. Just need to install the left muffler, and seat. :yes: Not too bad of a job, considering it is the first time on the 1500. I'll get the front tire done tomorrow, and be ready to ride again come Monday.

Dunlop E4 mounted on clean rim with Dynabeads.
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Diff cleaned & new seal installed
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Compared to this mess....
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And this cut is way far worse than I thought(not the same damage as I posted before...a different cut). Also, if you click on this pic to enlarge it, you'll see how bad the tire was cupped.
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Rear back together, except for left muffler.
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Wow, you replaced that tire non too soon!

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wow ...1500s are a load

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:party: :yahoo:

Tires all finished up yesterday, rode in to work this morning, and for the FIRST time since I've had this bike, I can ride with NO vibrations!! :clapping: Rides like it's on a cloud now, the way it's s'posed to. I be so happy.. :music:

i bought new brake pads for front and rear, and installed the new ones on the rear, because the rear pads were worn almost to the metal, BUT....the new front pads are aboot HALF as thick as the worn pads that are on it now!! WTF??? :sensored:
I dint use the front pads....the "old" ones still have plenty of meat on them yet, but I'll be buying pads from a different source when I do need them again..these new ones are so thin if you had taken them off of a bike, you would think they were worn slap out. I doubt they would survive more than a couple thousand miles.

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Funny how the E3's split like that, as mine too. Maybe that's why they were discontinued.

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I had already told Joel about the crack in my rear tire, but when I went out to get graphic evidence I found 2 no 3! cracks and the plug I put in last winter is gone. :shock:

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