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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-15-2012, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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Failed Rear Wheel Bearing/s

I just got told at the dealer today that they have had 2 bikes with high mileage have their rear wheel bearings fail

One was on a older RS and the other was on a RT

the Rt one failed in the middle of a country wide trip

They are going to look into either a quote or see if BRP waranties them, either way I will be getting mine replaced as those 2 and mine have the highest mileage of any they know of locally

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-15-2012, 11:01 PM
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I wonder if the Belt Vibration had anything to do with it? Still waiting for my belt idler pulley to show up.
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I'm not sure, but since the other 2 are the first they have seen, it could just be wear and tear.

those other 2 then us have the highest mileage they have seen so far.

He told me part of the 20,000K inspection is to inspect/replace some seal/s there, but I don't think many dealers including them do that as it's a pricey operation. And since they are a sealed unit I don't think they do much

They told me one inspection they are supposed to do takes about 8 hrs to do so that would be close to a $1000 bill for us up here and the few they have done never actually needed it

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2012, 10:14 AM
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Have you replaced the rear tire yet?
I've heard it said that changing the rear bearing out when the bike's getting a new tire is not the worst maintneance schedule that you could be following...
I know that I changed mine at that time!
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Yup tire and bearings are a good idea.......there already in there anyway so it will save some labour.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 07:59 PM
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Cool Rear wheel bearings

I've just replaced the rear tire on my '08GS that has Corbin bags and every thing... we ride two up and I drive the heck out off it and the bearings were like new... How tight do you you have your belt set? That would be a constant side load ....

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If they were old GS models, they would have run the very high belt tension for a year or so, which may have accelerated the wear in the bearings.

It is standard procedure in most bike shops to check the wheel bearings while the tyre is being fitted. I don't see why it wouldn't work the same for Spyders.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-21-2013, 04:35 PM
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Any more feedback on this, now that it's a year later? What are you considering high mileage? Gonna have rear done next week (for the second time) at 32,00 and was thinking about having that rear end stuff replaced while they have it apart. The book mentions the sprocket bearings, seals etc at 28K, but this dealer rarely has anything in stock - even tho this is a recommended maintenance procedure - so don't figure the all at once deal will happen anyway. Thanks
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