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Old 08-27-2009, 07:07 AM   #76
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Glen,
http://www.actiondrives.com/Products/products.html

If you call, just tell the fella, you want to duplicate the same order as Frank Reinbold for your BMW motorcycle. It includes the seals. He said he is not surprised at BMW's choice of bearings, it's not unusual.
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:22 AM   #77
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:26 AM   #78
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This link is better for the phone #.
http://www.actiondrives.com/
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:03 AM   #79
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This link is better for the phone #.
http://www.actiondrives.com/
Their Staff page is awesome
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:04 AM   #80
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Glen,
http://www.actiondrives.com/Products/products.html

If you call, just tell the fella, you want to duplicate the same order as Frank Reinbold for your BMW motorcycle. It includes the seals. He said he is not surprised at BMW's choice of bearings, it's not unusual.
I'm curious as to how much grease is in those stock bearings you pull out of there.
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:07 AM   #81
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Their Staff page is awesome
I just saw that, funny !
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:58 AM   #82
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I'm curious as to how much grease is in those stock bearings you pull out of there.
As I do when reading all these threads, I pulled the effected part and inspected it on my bike. Happy to report my bearings were fully greased with some off white appearing grease.
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:42 AM   #83
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As I do when reading all these threads, I pulled the effected part and inspected it on my bike. Happy to report my bearings were fully greased with some off white appearing grease.
Good to hear. Especially the "white" appearing grease. MOLY!!!!!
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:10 AM   #84
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I've seen white lithium grease.
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:20 AM   #85
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I've seen white lithium grease.
I have a tube of it in my work bench.
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:44 AM   #86
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I am sure if know if the hub is trashed, but the manual says to apply 100c heat to the hub to pull or put them in.
I am really surprise your dealer would not warranty that item. Seems unusual at 6,000 miles and potentially life threatening. Not exactly good publicity for BMW and I would think it would motivate them to keep you happy.
The tech and the service manager both examined the hub and concluded it was unserviceable. I never actually attempted to remove the bearing myself. 100C is not a whole lot of heat. Just to be clear, SJ BMW did file a warranty claim after seeing the hub. I don't know how this process works - I assume it needs to be approved by BMW (or rejected)? I will keep you posted. I did, however, pay for three bearing and two seals to get the parts in before I brought the wheel in. That cost me $90+ and I paid for an hour of tech time at $90. So at the moment I am out two days of personal time (getting myself out of the boonies one day and retrieving my bike yesterday) and almost $200. BTW, the bike was unmolested and appeared to be exactly the way I left it. It was not an easy retrieval, but that is a story for the campfire. Right now I am just happy to have the ungrateful little whore back in the garage.
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:50 AM   #87
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Right now I am just happy to have the ungrateful little whore back in the garage.




Edit: I just ordered bearings too. Ask 'em to put you on hold. They had Bill Engvall doing "Here's your sign."
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:53 PM   #88
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Right now I am just happy to have the ungrateful little whore back in the garage.
Soda on my screen...
Perhaps you should flog her.

Very interrested in the outcome here. It would also be very nice to have a detailed photo heavy walk through of upgrade and replacement of these bearings. Sounds like relatively inexpensive peace of mind.
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Old 08-27-2009, 01:59 PM   #89
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I just installed a Roc Stompa steering dampner. (another thread coing soon). But when I looked at the head bearings, they WERE:
Japanese and greased. Thats a good sign.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:01 PM   #90
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I just installed a Roc Stompa steering dampner. (another thread coing soon). But when I looked at the head bearings, they WERE:
Japanese and greased. Thats a good sign.


Can't wait to hear how you like it, how the install went, etc. I keep pestering Scotts about their upcoming kit.
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