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Old 07-12-2005, 10:40 AM   #20
What's that funny noise?
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Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Huntsville, Tx.
Oddometer: 1,065

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?
Scott Friday
05 BMW R1200 GS - 10 KTM 530 EXC

Two Wheeled Texans
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