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Old 04-15-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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Bearings in engine oil

Hey, I am hoping someone might be able to help me out, i was changing my oil when i came across 4 tiny bearings about half the size of a BB and the outside of the race attached to my drain bolt. I pulled the clutch cover to give a once over, everything looks normal. I am now out of ideas where bearings this small could've come from. Any ideas? 2010 F800gs.



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Old 04-15-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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ermmmmm I would not run that thing until you take it all the way apart and check everything. It could be from... anything that has bearings!
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:53 PM   #3
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Cap't obvious here. That aint good.

Be brave, get a big magnet, better yet, 2, and mount them on opposing sides to capture the remaining bits. Ride her like ya stole her
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:56 PM   #4
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Cap't obvious here. That aint good.

Be brave, get a big magnet, better yet, 2, and mount them on opposing sides to capture the remaining bits. Ride her like ya stole her

Actually thinking about that very option, already ran the magnet through the case and pan. Thinking about bolting her back together and see what happens.

Looks like time for a new bike!
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:16 PM   #5
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Curious on how many miles you got?
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:21 PM   #6
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Curious on how many miles you got?
12k
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:24 PM   #7
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I'm wondering how long you've been riding around with pieces of a bearing bouncing around in your oil pan. A big book detailing the engine parts MAY be helpful in determining where it's from.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:37 PM   #8
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I'm wondering how long you've been riding around with pieces of a bearing bouncing around in your oil pan. A big book detailing the engine parts MAY be helpful in determining where it's from.
Me too, manual sucks currently going through MAX BMW parts trying to find something.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:40 PM   #9
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Any warranty left? If not, drive it to the nearest Dealership of your liking and TRADE!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:41 PM   #10
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Any warranty left? If not, drive it to the nearest Dealership of your liking and TRADE!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:41 PM   #11
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Hey, I am hoping someone might be able to help me out, i was changing my oil when i came across 4 tiny bearings about half the size of a BB and the outside of the race attached to my drain bolt. I pulled the clutch cover to give a once over, everything looks normal. I am now out of ideas where bearings this small could've come from. Any ideas? 2010 F800gs.



Thanks
Don't ride the bike. I looks like a grooved bearing from one of the transmission shafts to me. I'd be worried about having the tranny lock up on the move. If you catch it now before it destroys everything, you can probably fix it for a grand or two, instead of a new set of cases.

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Old 04-15-2013, 07:43 PM   #12
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I'll get they'll grandfather it in if you're cool about it.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:47 PM   #13
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Don't ride the bike. I looks like a grooved bearing from one of the transmission shafts to me. I'd be worried about having the tranny lock up on the move. If you catch it now before it destroys everything, you can probably fix it for a grand or two, instead of a new set of cases.

Good luck.
Thanks for the idea on where to look next.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:48 PM   #14
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I'll get they'll grandfather it in if you're cool,about it.
I guess it never hurts to ask, i will call the main office and see what happens. Any bets that i'am SOL?
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:05 PM   #15
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It seems like if you lost a bearing there should be a lot of noise where a shaft is flopping around. Don't you hear anything?

Maybe someone in Thailand has a sense of humor and dropped those in there to drive some one crazy.
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