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Old 09-25-2012, 07:12 PM   #46
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:30 PM   #47
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Just wanted to thank Oso Blanco and the others that shared your experiences changing the head bearings. I managed to change mine and now my bike feels 'normal'. Total cost: C$80.26 (x2 bearings) ... much cheaper than the ~$350 dealer fee.

Cheers,
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This is what the bottom race looked like:

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Old 10-11-2012, 05:19 AM   #48
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Alberto, did you pay $80 for the bearings?????!!!!!!
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:36 AM   #49
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Alberto, did you pay $80 for the bearings?????!!!!!!
Perhaps he bought them as BMW parts?
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:20 AM   #50
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Alberto, did you pay $80 for the bearings?????!!!!!!
$80 (taxes included) for two BR-32 bearings ($40 each) @ my local AutoParts store. They had to order them from Vancouver. Waiting time: 1 day.

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Old 10-12-2012, 05:55 AM   #51
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Hmmm, it would probably have been $80 for one at BMW.
Beto, I usually buy from a bearing supply house, much cheaper, they are supplying the auto parts place.
Good to hear the job went well for you, having seen what happens when wheel bearings go bad on these bikes it is not only unsafe but sometimes a helluva lot of work to get the old pieces out, well, at least the balls will usually just fall out all over the floor! LOL!
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:13 PM   #52
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[COLOR=White]Just wanted to thank Oso Blanco and the others that shared your experiences changing the head bearings.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:29 AM   #53
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Betitolara, did you do the bearings in during that Salt Spring group ride where they guy needed the band aid on his nose last summer? There was some very good technical riding happening during that video.
You guys don't hold back.
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:20 PM   #54
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Thanks for this post. Did mine today. Really appreciate your effort in these posts>



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Old 10-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #55
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Betitolara, did you do the bearings in during that Salt Spring group ride where they guy needed the band aid on his nose last summer? There was some very good technical riding happening during that video.
You guys don't hold back.
Link to video?
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:45 AM   #56
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Try this link and see if it works for you:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=EdKWzPwegmY#
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:23 AM   #57
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Betitolara, did you do the bearings in during that Salt Spring group ride where they guy needed the band aid on his nose last summer? There was some very good technical riding happening during that video.
You guys don't hold back.
Yes, my bearings were shot after this year's BCBATR event. So I changed them shortly after we came home.

Yeah most of that ride was easy but there were some technical sections, for big bikes. We were under the impression that the event was open for riders of all levels including beginners, so we invited a brand new ADVrider to come along (Tom, the guy that did his nose) but it was a rude awakening for him when conditions got tricky (not suited for a n00b at all). Fortunately, no serious injuries happened in our group but other riders didn't fare so well (broken wrist, broken leg )

I know for myself that I compensate true off-road riding skills with momentum/speed. My goal next summer is to slow down and develop more clutch/throttle/brake control in challenging conditions.

Glad you enjoyed the vid!

Alberto.

PS: I'm embedding the vide so you don't have to leave this great site
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:13 PM   #58
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I know the guy who was on the Super Tenere.
Hope you can make it down here to Mexico some time, I think you'll like the roads I can show you.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:55 PM   #59
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I know the guy who was on the Super Tenere.
Hope you can make it down here to Mexico some time, I think you'll like the roads I can show you.
Trevor?

Thanks for the invite!
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:50 AM   #60
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A fellow named Alan, older guy retired.
Maybe he was with another group? He had sent me the link to the video. He rides Mexico solo a lot.
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