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Old 06-03-2014, 08:44 AM   #1
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Removing front Wheel

Tried search but kept getting an error.

On my previous bikes there was a proper way to remove and re install the wheels. Especially the front with the axle and the pinch bolts.

Any specific procedure for the 14 GSA?

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PS. Going to put new rubber on soon.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:08 AM   #2
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Nothing special. Just take it off and put the new one on. The torque values are here: http://www.jimvonbaden.com/Wethead%20Torques.xlsx
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:17 AM   #3
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Nothing special. Just take it off and put the new one on. The torque values are here: http://www.jimvonbaden.com/Wethead%20Torques.xlsx
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:07 PM   #4
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Just make sure you tighten the pinch bolts last (after the axle nut).
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:39 AM   #5
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I usually bounce the front end a little before tightening the pinch bolts. Both have to be loosened to remove axle right? some bike you only loosen one side.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:36 PM   #6
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Assuming the GSA is the same as the GS be aware that once you loosen pinch bolts and the nut on the left side of the axle and you can push the axle out. It does not unscrew from the right like the hexhead axles. That caused a few seconds of head scratching the first time I pulled mine.

There is a tiny spacer on the left side of the wheel. When you go to put the wheel back on the bike and can't find it check your tire changing stand. DAMHIK.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:41 PM   #7
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Assuming the GSA is the same as the GS be aware that once you loosen pinch bolts and the nut on the left side of the axle and you can push the axle out. It does not unscrew from the right like the hexhead axles. That caused a few seconds of head scratching the first time I pulled mine.

There is a tiny spacer on the left side of the wheel. When you go to put the wheel back on the bike and can't find it check your tire changing stand. DAMHIK.
That's good stuff. Thank you very much Marchyman.
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That's good stuff. Thank you very much Marchyman.
is there a pictorial anywhere?
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:57 PM   #9
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is there a pictorial anywhere?
Not that I know of. I took a few pics when changed my tires but it certainly isn't a pictorial or tutorial. The pics will probably will lead to more questions than answers.

http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2014/0322-tires/
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:23 AM   #10
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Not that I know of. I took a few pics when changed my tires but it certainly isn't a pictorial or tutorial. The pics will probably will lead to more questions than answers.

http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2014/0322-tires/
You're unbolting the calipers before you remove the front wheel ? This is my first bike w/ dual front rotors, but on all my previous bikes I've always just slid the wheel in and out leaving the caliper in place.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:04 AM   #11
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You're unbolting the calipers before you remove the front wheel ? This is my first bike w/ dual front rotors, but on all my previous bikes I've always just slid the wheel in and out leaving the caliper in place.
I'll be swapping out a front wheel sometime this season and when I do, I will try to see if it is necessary to remove both calipers. Maybe it can be done with only removing one of them?
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:27 AM   #12
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I'll be swapping out a front wheel sometime this season and when I do, I will try to see if it is necessary to remove both calipers. Maybe it can be done with only removing one of them?
or somtimes just loosening one or both...
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Radial mounted calipers. Loosening does not let the calipers move side to side. They need to be removed to get the wheel off. Both of them. At least that was the case with spoke wheels.
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Radial mounted calipers. Loosening does not let the calipers move side to side. They need to be removed to get the wheel off. Both of them. At least that was the case with spoke wheels.
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