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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
2007 Honda 919.
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