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Both my tires badly need replacing and I want to remove wheels myself to save cost and clean rims at the same time.
So far I will either use YouTube's "tip bike over" trick or try another suggested method of pulling rear wheel through de-fendered back while bike is upright on shimmed up center stand. I haven't been able to find any info yet on how and when best to remove front wheel (leaving bike wheel-less).
So far tipping bike over sounds simpler in regards to rear wheel removal but has me puzzled whether front wheel can be done that way at all or at the same time (since "tip it" video only demonstrated rear wheel swap).
I don't have a manual yet, but if it's instruction for the front wheel removal is like the rear, might not be the best anyway, albeit would be a reference.
Appreciate any suggestions, thanks.
 

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Just had a front replaced on mine two days ago at the shop. I usually hang out with the mechanic there but I had to leave it overnight. I didn't get to see the show. The " service manual " has you removing the front fender and brake calipers, I have only to wonder at this point if that is necessary. Intuitively, however, I don't see a way of getting the front off without jacking the bike up. The problem with the " Service Manual " is it presumes that the bike is at a shop and all the necessary equipment is at hand. You won't learn a short cut with it.
 

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I vote for the center stand method!
No shims needed!
Loosen the rear lugs 1st. Then raise on the center stand and remove the rear wheel.
Jack under the engine case to lift the front and remove the front wheel.
Of course the real deal is a Pit Bull lift!
 

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I vote for the center stand method!
No shims needed!
Loosen the rear lugs 1st. Then raise on the center stand and remove the rear wheel.
Jack under the engine case to lift the front and remove the front wheel.
Of course the real deal is a Pit Bull lift!
That's how I do it on mine and it works fine if you are going to put the wheels back in within a few hours, if you are leaving it longer than a few hours I would suggest another technique as the hydralic jack will sink and the wing will fall of it's center stand!!

Gary
 

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That's how I do it on mine and it works fine if you are going to put the wheels back in within a few hours, if you are leaving it longer than a few hours I would suggest another technique as the hydralic jack will sink and the wing will fall of it's center stand!!

Gary
Your jack needs fixed! I can lock mine and leave it for days!
 

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Thanks. I figured if he knew where he broadcast his question all over the place, he should know where to go look for the answers he got.

Seems kind of like cross posting in a way.
I'm taking a guess here : "SS " = Steve Saunders ? The fellow is great if you can get through the accent.
 

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Seeing is believing; and as imitation is the greatest form of flattery, I may have reason to flatter you one day.
 

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You are far braver than I Digi. I wouldn't have any qualms about taking off the front wheel, but the rear one my stomach problem would get me (no guts). Great job btw.
 

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I don't direct people to another forum to get answers, I believe there are enough people here with Goldwing knowledge to share. I believe anyone who is doing this needs to be barred from this site.
First of all I have a trike lift and it can be used for motorcycles also. If the lift is tied up the hardly used jack does the job.
The do it yourselfer may wish to use a simple motorcycle jack to remove the wheels.
 
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