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Old 05-22-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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alpina wheel help please

the bearing of my back wheel exploded on the highway my bike started shaking i pulled over and manage to drive at about 5mph to next exit i then got towed home.

when i got home and took the wheel off this is what i saw










so all of that happen in october 2011 so i just let the bike sit since winter was around the corner then in march 2012 i took it to a mechanic in queens that said could repair it.

he was able to fix it, i dont know how or what he did but he got my bike running now may 2012 3k miles after he fixed it same shit happen!!!

and now it looks like this












HELP

what do i do?



at this point i think my best/chepaer option is to go back to stock wheels

anyone that would want to trade stock wheels for these?


thanks
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:42 PM   #2
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How many months have you been riding it with a bad wheel bearing ?
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:01 PM   #3
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How many months have you been riding it with a bad wheel bearing ?

cant ride the way it is

when the mechanic fixed it in march he put new bearings and sanded down the hub and everything worked fine until now may. i put about 3k miles
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:03 PM   #4
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cant ride the way it is

when the mechanic fixed it in march he put new bearings and sanded down the hub and everything worked fine until now may. i put about 3k miles

That did not happen suddenly. Looks like the bearing was turning in the hub............... for a long time !


What do you do ? Find another mechanic !
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:30 PM   #5
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No cush hub?

What bike is this off of?
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:41 AM   #6
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seems like wrong hub for this bike!!! Probably was designed for 450 SM and it is 2X lighter and almost same in power....you need a RAD or at least original hub for rear with cushdrive...period!!!
Ask Alpina, they DO NOT MAKE wheels for 9X0, only relace to stock hubs to make it tubeless
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:21 AM   #7
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seems like wrong hub for this bike!!! Probably was designed for 450 SM and it is 2X lighter and almost same in power....you need a RAD or at least original hub for rear with cushdrive...period!!!
+1 you HAVE to have a cush drive on your next hub.

manufacturers use cush drives for the rear hubs on bikes over 450cc (and pretty much all street bikes) and have for years. With the advent of powerful 250cc 4-stroke they are making their way onto smaller bikes as well.

If you pay for orange anodization (assuming, I've seen some blue-hubbed KTMs that look good) be aware the dye fades pretty fast- they all do. Some shops will re-dip a hub for you to allow the chemicals to penetrate deeper so you maintain color longer- but really anodization is best viewed as a surface hardener to prevent wear on soft metals (like aluminum alloys our hubs are made from) and not as a "colorant", which is how people tend to see it now that it's a(n affordable) way to dress your bike/bicycle up with the colors of your choice. See if you can get it re-dipped...
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:34 AM   #8
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Looks like a 20mm axle. His user name has 625 in it, so I guess its an LC4 bike?

So that wheel is designed for EXC/SX/SMR RFS and 2 strokes NOT LC4. LC4 should have a cush rear hub.

Buy a Talon hub to replace the Alpina hub, get it anodised same colour :)
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:35 AM   #9
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Buy a Talon hub to replace the Alpina hub, get it anodised same colour :)
Not involved in any way (have stock wheels) but there is a big debate on Talon's on LC8's in the UK. Worth keeping an eye on it IMHO.

http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/adventure/...e-failing.html

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Old 05-24-2012, 12:15 PM   #10
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Not involved in any way (have stock wheels) but there is a big debate on Talon's on LC8's in the UK. Worth keeping an eye on it IMHO.

http://www.ktmforum.co.uk/adventure/...e-failing.html

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After reading the above link I will be steering clear of Talon products until they put it right.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:08 AM   #11
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its from a 2006 ktm 625 smc

and this is what alpina had to say about it

"HINot much we can do with these as these hubs and wheels are not available from Alpina anymore
These are pretty old and are the previous generation A-System Hubs"
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:26 AM   #12
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:23 PM   #13
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Thumbs down Talon

So glad I had Woody use my OEM hub to build my custom rear wheel. If I had a Talon hub I would probably be returning it (thru their front window).
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:41 PM   #14
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So glad I had Woody use my OEM hub to build my custom rear wheel. If I had a Talon hub I would probably be returning it (thru their front window).
So who is this woody guy ?
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:17 PM   #15
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http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/

One of the best in the business. Also, the most open, eager to share and help...etc. Lots of us LC8 guys have Woody's wheels on our bikes.
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