Pulling front wheel

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by 67wizard, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. 67wizard

    67wizard Junior Member

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    Is it necessary to remove both calipers left and right to remove the front wheel? I want to take off the front tire a get it changed, after 33k it is getting down to where I don't want to ride in the heat out here in Vegas. I have an Indy shop that will change it off the bike for $20.00. The book leades me to think only the right side needs to come off.
     
  2. mrbill

    mrbill New Member

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    I just replaced my front tire last week. I only pulled the right side caliper, not sure it matters which side you do!
     
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    It will make the job much easier. I always remove both. Be sure to check the thickness of pads and replace if close....
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Much easier and no damage happens if you pull both calipers.
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Once you have the callipers off might be a good idea to give them a good clean and service prior to re fitting

    Brian
     
  6. 67wizard

    67wizard Junior Member

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    Thanks for the info. I will pull both calipers and check the pads, clean as needed.
     
  7. Davei91

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    Just did my tire at 13,000 and glade to have it changed, 33,000 is a lot more miles than would want to go. Check the master cylinder cover and gasket while pushing calipers back in, found mine compromised so I replaced the cap with gasket and changed brake fluid as well....
     
  8. 67wizard

    67wizard Junior Member

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    I have seen others post that with the new frames (09-10) the tire milage has been much better. Most of my trips are all highway not much in town (Las Vegas Nv.)