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Old 12-31-2011, 06:25 PM   #1
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Rear tire change

So...the R1200GSA is new to me. Are there any good videos or helpful hints to instruct a newbie how to remove the rear wheel? What tools should I have? I want to practice this winter before the spring riding season.
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:30 PM   #2
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I like the globe rider DVD. It will show you that and more...
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:49 PM   #3
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Extremely simple to pull the rear wheel on an R1200GS/GSA - just remove the five lug bolts (Torx 50) and the wheel comes off just like a car. The brake disc and caliper stay with the bike. Just torque the bolts to 60 Nm in a star pattern when reinstalling, and keep the bolt threads dry.
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:56 PM   #4
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:18 AM   #5
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Very usefull Video Thanks!!!
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:51 AM   #6
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Very useful videos. Now I need to put together my tool list!
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:39 AM   #7
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Torx!

The whole bike is TORX so get to Harbour Freight or Princess Auto and get it all.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:31 AM   #8
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Might want to think about getting a tire changer and balancer. I mounted and balanced my 44th tire last month and have saved a lot of money for myself and friends not going to a dealer to get it done. The tire changer/balancer has paid for itself many times over. A great investment.


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Old 01-01-2012, 12:00 PM   #9
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Manxman, posting photos like that should not be allowed. That is one sweet set-up you have. However, I think I see a dust bunny in the corner by your tire changer.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:25 PM   #10
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Might want to think about getting a tire changer and balancer. I mounted and balanced my 44th tire last month and have saved a lot of money for myself and friends not going to a dealer to get it done. The tire changer/balancer has paid for itself many times over. A great investment.


Nice garage! . You have some lucky friends....
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Old 01-01-2012, 02:31 PM   #11
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Might want to think about getting a tire changer and balancer. I mounted and balanced my 44th tire last month and have saved a lot of money for myself and friends not going to a dealer to get it done. The tire changer/balancer has paid for itself many times over. A great investment.


Manx,

Where can one find a tire changer like that? I know I'll be changing tires at least 3 time a year and if I can save $30/tire each time, I don't mind spending a little up front to do it.


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Old 01-01-2012, 02:58 PM   #12
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It's a No-Mar Jr. Pro.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:34 PM   #13
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Awesome garage/shop!!!
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:49 PM   #14
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Tires?

First that is an awesome shop. More like an ER than a shop. Do you sell tires? Cuz that many would be hard to wear out before they get hard.

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Old 01-02-2012, 08:41 AM   #15
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First that is an awesome shop. More like an ER than a shop. Do you sell tires? Cuz that many would be hard to wear out before they get hard.

Nice!
Been averaging 6 TKC80s (4 rears & 2 fronts) per season for the last 3 years, so the supply doesn't last long.
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