Front Tire Replacement

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by 3Hutch, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. 3Hutch

    3Hutch Member

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    I just replace the tire on my 07 Ultra. The brake drag seem excesssive. Is there a proper alignment for the front wheel replacement that may have not been done?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Just the spacers on the front wheel. Possible the calipers need to be bled and checked over.
     
  3. 3Hutch

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    The brakes where not changed. Torq the axle nut to 50 ft lbs and then tightned the lower fork nuts. Is there another way? Is there a brake bleeding guide posted on the forum?
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Always check out the appropriate section of the self help forum first.

    Best to bounce the front end up and down real hard with the wheel against the wall, then tighten the two slider bolts after that. It keeps the sliders in plane with each other and the front end will work better. You can do it by just loosening up the two slider axle retaining bolts and do the bounce thing then.

    Brake Bleeding Tips - Harley Davidson Community

    Front Axle Installation Tip - Harley Davidson Community
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2008
  5. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    Just asking --- Same brand name and size of tire , properly mounted and balanced???????
     
  6. 3Hutch

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    Everything is stock

    Should the axle nut be torq first?
     
  7. glider

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    Yes, then bounce and torque the axle cap bolts then.
     
  8. 3Hutch

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    What's the torque on the axle cap bolts?
     
  9. glider

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    132-180 in lbs, It should be in your manual.
     
  10. drogueless1

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    5-11 FT-LBS