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Front Forks Help!
This morning I started to replace the fork seals. I followed the manual (Honda 84 Service Manual) and all went well until I tried to remove the front wheel. The wheel has dropped down about 3/8" and appears to be hung up on something. The calipers have been removed , the speed sensor has been removed from the gear box, the axle holders are off, but I still can not get the wheel out. I do have the PO installed rotor covers but I can't see how these could stop the removal. The wheel is loose, I can move it every way but down. I seem to be hanging on the LH side of the bike. The RH side moves more freely than the left. I would Appreciate your thoughts and recommendations.

Bob
1984 Aspencade
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#1 09-07-2009, 09:25 AM,
I found where the wheel was hanging up. It was the LH rotor cover. You can probably guess where the babies will wind up! It won't be back on the bike!


Bob
1984 Aspencade
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#2 09-07-2009, 10:19 AM,
Did you remove the caliper support brackets? They will get in the way, you must remove at least one caliper support bracket and let the air out of the tire.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#3 09-07-2009, 10:20 AM,
Vic,
Thanks for coming back to me. I couldn't get the wheel down far enough to run into the caliper bracket, which I did later. The problem was with the LH rotor cover. There is a 1/2" square hole about a 1/2" directly above the axle. There also is a small protrusion on the bottom, inside of the LH fork which is not present on the RH fork. That protrusion was hanging up in that square hole. I used a small piece of wood shaped in a wedge and drove it into the space between the fork and the rotor cover and the wheel dropped down until it hit the caliper mounting brackets.
The wheel is out!
Bob
1984 Aspencade
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#4 09-07-2009, 10:40 AM,
I find those rotor covers to be a major PITA usually. I'm glad to hear that you got it sorted out.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#5 09-07-2009, 10:56 AM,
PITA is exactly right.......they will NOT go back on.


Bob
1984 Aspencade
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#6 09-07-2009, 11:04 AM,


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