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Old 03-18-2013, 11:40 AM   #46
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My butt is sore just reading about how far you've been so far.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:15 AM   #47
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Well done. If you want to post it we will certainly read it.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:44 AM   #48
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Nice to hear that you enjoyed it.

were on the move again at the moment so I don't always have internet. Soon as we take a few day's off again I will carry on. Let's say It get's quit interesting from Mexico south

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:50 AM   #49
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How is the hub,the 660 tenere site has using cut innertube as shim for the strinking hub cushes.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:32 PM   #50
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How is the hub,the 660 tenere site has using cut innertube as shim for the strinking hub cushes.
Hi Yokesman. We had many problems with our rear Hub. I will get Dazzer to come on and explain how he cured them .

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Old 03-19-2013, 04:31 PM   #51
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How is the hub,the 660 tenere site has using cut innertube as shim for the strinking hub cushes.
Hi Yokesman

I found that using bit's of old innertube to pack the cush drive did not last to long.

We had to fit a new rear wheel at about 24.000 miles on our trip ( total 39.000 on the clock )

The cush drive rubbers had started to wear through the outer wall of the cush drive housing and the inner wheel bearing on the hub which faces towards the cush drive was now just spinning in it's housing.
( The bearing can be seen in the photo below )

So when we bought a new rear wheel I decided to try and prevent it from doing the same again.

Even new cush drive rubbers wear down after about only 3000 miles. Then they don't seem to wear much more, but they do move around in there and this is what causes the alloy to wear.

I started to use plastic from a old oil bottle as shims. Making sure that I used the same number behind each rubber . This seems to have stopped the problem. They have now been in there for 18,000 miles and the cush drive is working fine with no sign of wear to the cush drive housing.


I'm not saying that anyone should copy what I have done. If your bike is still under warranty it may be best to take it back to the dealer if you have a problem with the cush drive our rear hub. I was stuck with no dealer help and had to have a rear wheel that worked .

I don't have a warranty on my bike and I always do my own work .

Hope this helps

Dazzer ..... some photos showing what I did.









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Old 03-19-2013, 04:52 PM   #52
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I've spent hours reading, and admiring your fantastic adventure. Thanks for taking us along and sharing all those excellent photos

Best of luck for a continued safe journey
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:20 PM   #53
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I've spent hours reading, and admiring your fantastic adventure. Thanks for taking us along and sharing all those excellent photos

Best of luck for a continued safe journey

Thank you GB.

Leigh will post more on our trip very soon

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Old 03-20-2013, 06:20 AM   #54
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The shim idea/solution is just a wonderful example of the brain and experience being utilized together.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:09 PM   #55
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Hope this is of use.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:20 PM   #56
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Great Report

Really enjoying your trip. Keep up the posts and thanks for,taking the time
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:20 PM   #57
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awesome trip! Really looking forward to the rest of your journey.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:23 PM   #58
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Absolutely loving it, just read it all in one go! Can't wait for the next installment.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:47 PM   #59
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Thanks for writing this all down and taking us on the trip with you.

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Old 04-03-2013, 10:00 AM   #60
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