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Old 07-12-2005, 11:40 AM   #20
Tourmeister
What's that funny noise?
 
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Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Huntsville, Tx.
Oddometer: 1,054
Howdy,

First came this...



Then about 4 miles later...





No rumble or funny vibrations, just a sudden violent shuddering in the rear as the wheel flopped eccentricly around the shaft. Major pucker factor. The dealer replaced the bearing under warranty. The worst part is that I was leading a ride for a rally I had organized... The ribbing lasted a longggg time and I still get teased about it. Bike had 28K on it when it blew. 02 model. Has about 45K on it now and no further problems as of yet. I have to admit though that I always have that nagging doubt in the back of the mind. This has been getting louder as I prepare to leave for a week of DS riding in Southwestern Colorado...

I have heard that there is an inspection or cleaning that can be done that might stave off the impending doom. Anyone know anything about that?
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