Rear wheel stuck!!!

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by pizellu, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. WimDH

    WimDH Been here awhile

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    Is the brake disk aligned with the caliper?
    That could explain that the rear wheel got stuck when tightening.

    Post some pictures, that might also help :-)
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  2. pizellu

    pizellu Adventurer

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    How can I check this? I mean I have not dismantled the disc, so I am assuming that is mounted correctly!
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  3. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    Agreed..you don't pull the disc with the wheel like on other bikes, the guy who wrote that prolly ain't aware of that..

    As long as there is no MASSIVE break in the aluminum flange that the wheel bolts to, your fine.

    My money is on a stuck or dragging caliper..assuming you don't have brand new rear pads on...you should be able to place your thumbs on caliper and fingers on swingarm...and compress the pistons. (If you have the hand strength) it should be about the consistency of squeezing a caulking gun..not easy, but dooable..
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  4. pizellu

    pizellu Adventurer

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    First of all thanks to you all who helped with answers, just got my bike back from my mechanic and the sucker was a (grown) rubber washer inside the caliper!!! Well maybe this will help others as well, the part from Bmw was not available off the shelf and a honda transalp part fits perfectly. Now it is a breeze!!!
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  5. GS Addict

    GS Addict Pepperfool

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    If your bike has the old rubber brake lines replace them with SS Teflon ones. I have had 2 bikes with rear calipers dragging in the last year. They deteriorate inside and block the return of fluid.
    Also the debris will cause an ABS fault causing people to replace the unit before finding out it was a rubber line problem.
    The other problem with the old lines is they will bulge under hard application of the brake resulting in total loss of all breaking.



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