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Old 08-24-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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Wheel bearing disintegrates - F800

Well there I was scampering along in the middle of nowhere when I hear a faint grinding noise followed by the back end of the bike flopping like I had a flat. Got her off to the side of the road and the tire was fine. Was not sure what happened so I tossed it on the center stand and started her up and ran her in first gear. I could see the rear wheel wobbling badly. Took the wheel off and the left rear bearing was comnpletely disintegrated. Now she sits on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. Hopefully I can get the parts tomorrow. Monday is a non-starter as you all know...

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Old 08-24-2009, 05:43 PM   #2
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:54 PM   #3
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What!, I thought only Uly's did that.

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Old 08-24-2009, 06:37 PM   #4
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Any bike puking ball bearings is never good.

Haul'er out to the nearest paved road and call roadside assistance. Or, get a bearing and fix it trailside.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:42 PM   #5
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You should visit the BMW final drive failure thread.

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Seriously, I remember the same thing happened to one of the Webber Brothers, and I believe they fixed it trail side by cutting up a plastic cup and fitting in where the bearing went. They were able to ride slowly 20 miles or so to get back to asphalt.

Here, found a link to his post about it. Wheel Bearings Gone
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:00 PM   #6
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There has to be some mistake. I didn't think that BMW's broke down.
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:46 PM   #7
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You should visit the BMW final drive failure thread.

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Seriously, I remember the same thing happened to one of the Webber Brothers, and I believe they fixed it trail side by cutting up a plastic cup and fitting in where the bearing went. They were able to ride slowly 20 miles or so to get back to asphalt.

Here, found a link to his post about it. Wheel Bearings Gone
Funny, I was thinking about that very same posting as a example, then again the Webber brothers are as incredible as they come at the art of Pennytech

Ps: You better replace the other bearing too, since after a wobbly wheel the other bearing is also trash for sure
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:55 AM   #8
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What!, I thought only Uly's did that.

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Old 08-25-2009, 06:07 AM   #9
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I checked my bearings when I was replacing a tire. The rotor side was crunchy and I had the dealer replace it. 6K

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Old 08-25-2009, 06:11 AM   #10
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I had a little over 6300 miles on the clock when the bearing failed. I never pressure washed the bike. I have done a few creek crossings, and I actually took a hose to it after a Death Valley ride.

My failure was on the rotor side. Looks like that bearing is held in place by a snap ring. The sprocket side just pops out right?
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:29 AM   #11
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What!, I thought only Uly's did that.

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A thread just came up today on the Harley forum where the late model tourers are having this problem too, only on the front wheel. Go figure...
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:26 PM   #12
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800gs problems

i guess this is where you post a problem with a gs800? new to this. i just purchased a 2010 last weekend. rode it 40 easy black top miles to start the break in process. Now one of the forks is leaking oil. Other than that i friggin love this thing! Cant wait to get her back from the dealer. Good thing i havent dropped the insurance on the tl-s yet......
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:52 PM   #13
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i guess this is where you post a problem with a gs800?
Not really. This thread is for the wheel bearing issue. I haven't heard of a fork seal problem though, so I'd like to see this reposted here.
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:43 AM   #14
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keeping threads on track...

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Not really. This thread is for the wheel bearing issue. I haven't heard of a fork seal problem though, so I'd like to see this reposted here.
drrags,,,thanks for that post

for the past bit of time i have been wondering what,,,how where i can serve my fellow motorcycle community even better as well as the ADVrider forum specifically,,,

today is my 68th birthday and as is my tradition spend a bit of time in the wee hours reflecting on the past present and future

what struck me most was the whole notion of time,,,how we use it ,,where we spend it ,,who the thieves are and on and on...

which brings me back to advrider and the gnawing frustration i and others experience in wading through myriads of posts jabberwocking about everything and anything ,,,,off-subject,,the hijacking ,,

i too stray,,,like right now!

i'm straying for a second in order to do something useful...and drrags,your comment to the inmate to post his leaky seals question was the catalyst for my proposal...OBTW your comments in chi town's thread as well as chi town's indignation and brusk handling of any interloper not having something useful to add and on point also added fuel to the fire.

this thread is nearing 1,000 posts,,,and i bet that 50% is fluff and adds no real value to Tmex's quandry in post #1

what if we all from time to time went back and nuked any of our posts that truly do not add something to solving the problems at hand...

what if we or the moderators would chime in and say something to the effect,,posts's #x/y/z are really off track/out of place and not in line with the subject...especially in the specific problem threads like this.

i would start with a specific day once a month or a week dedicated to ''cleansing'' and play upon an inmates sensibilities to be a good self moderator,,,we could even let the starter of the thread have a say how he wants the thread to run....

perhaps i am asking myself and others to think twice before posting,,
and yes i have thought more then once about voicing these notions.

can you imagine the extra space that would be generated in the advrider computer,,,not to mention my,,your and others time saved by not having to wade through the muck,,

so thanks again drrags

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PS have been walking my talk on this subject,,,and am open to any hints for post removal preferably by PM,,,yeah,,PMing feels better than using the thread to do this,,otherwise it is counter-productive and we'll have to wade through more muck



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Old 04-13-2010, 01:53 PM   #15
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f800 GS build date 10/2009

I have a 2010 f800GS with a build date of 10/2009. Just replace the stock tires with a more aggressive off road set. While the wheels were off I checked the wheel bearings. Both of the front wheel bearings were fine and all three of the rear were fine. Only have 1,800+ miles on the bike but so far it's seems to be fine.

Just wanted to add some positive to all the negitive.

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