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Old 01-27-2013, 10:46 AM   #3044
stemic01
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Originally Posted by sonnyboy View Post
Thanks for sharing. How long did the GS 800 bearings last and whats your thought on reason for failing as the bike seems like new. Are you replacing with better
I don't know the reason for the faulty bearings, but guess they did not like water, sand and mud over time. They were not completely toasted, but they did not run smooth anymore - checked with finger while replacing front tyre. I replaced them around 25.000 km. The seals were not super tight and there were not too much grease in there either. I will aleways bring spares. Cheap parts and quick to replace with proper tools.
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