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post #1 of 11 Old 10-28-2011, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Rear wheel bearing at 14xxxkm!?!?

hi everyone , I bought my 04 919 last august ( my first bike ever) and I love it. My bike has 14xxx km on it and my rear wheel bearing is loose.
Does someone know what could cause that problem? Or maybe it is not the correct mileage... Because I was reading some thread and people who had replaced their bearing were mostly over 30000 miles.
Does anyones experience the same problem at that mileage?

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post #2 of 11 Old 10-28-2011, 01:09 PM
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20,000 kms on mine and the wheel bearings were mint 1,000 kms ago when I changed the tyres. I expect double that out of them.

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It's a pretty cheap fix. You didn't mention if you are getting it replaced, but I would not ride it like that.

It sounds really odd that it failed this early. A you say 20 - 30,000 miles seems to be a good time to proactively replace it based on failure reports. Failure at less than 10,000 miles doesn't seem right, but I guess there could have been a defect or something.

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how do you know when your wheel bearings are gone? can you just feel and hear it? or is it when you have the bike jacked up and you try to spin the tire?

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Im not riding it anymore here in Quebec winter's coming its pretty cold to ride.
I notice the side play of the bearing when I was pumping air in the tire. No need to put the wheel in the air the see the sideplay.

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Not riding! I'm only two hours away and I'm still going strong. Today was the first day below freezing, but it was sunny and I was well layered up and comfy.

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wow. your crazy. 40F is my limit. I love how when winter is comming these "season is ending" conversations just pop up in every thread

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There are threads on wheel bearing repacking / replacement. The search function is your friend. Honda is notorious for not always puting enough grease in a bearing.

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how do you know when your wheel bearings are gone? can you just feel and hear it? or is it when you have the bike jacked up and you try to spin the tire?
I noticed mine during a chain adjustment. The bike was on the center stand and I went to give the rear wheel a horizontal shake; it moved despite everything being tightened to spec. The movement could be seen visually at the bearing/axle interface on the right side. Changed at 47,436 miles.

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post #10 of 11 Old 10-29-2011, 06:46 AM
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Depending on how the bike was ridden, or how well maintained, that isn't unheard of for a rear wheel bearing.
Just make sure to keep the rear wheel lined up, that will cause excess wear if it's not.
One way is to coast around, your chain will be quieter the more "in line" the rear wheel is.

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There are threads on wheel bearing repacking / replacement. The search function is your friend. Honda is notorious for not always puting enough grease in a bearing.

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