front axle bearing problems


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front axle bearing problems

Postby ga rick » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:25 pm



my front axle bearings keep goining out on 77 GL1000 I get one season out of a set before they start squeaking I have marked there mounting postions ,they haven't sliped or spun on axle or retainer all 4 bolts torked to spec on both sides any thing i might be doing wrong/thoughts on a better solution, have bought three differant brands of bearings last from honda



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Re: front axle bearing problems

Postby Fred Camper » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:42 pm

Wow, what caused you to replace the first set? Sure seems like the Honda set would have been fine.

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Re: front axle bearing problems

Postby dingdong » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:49 am

No knowledgeable answer to your question without more info. Describe your method of re-installation. What method are you using to set them? How are you torquing them? ????
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Re: front axle bearing problems

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:46 pm

Are the bearings fully seated? Is there corrosion in the wheel hub that might be preventing the bearings from being seated?

Time to look at the bearings themselves to diagnose the problem. When you take out the failed bearings, pull them apart and look at the insides of the races. If there is wear on one side of the inner and outer races, it will tell you that the bearing is not positioned correctly laterally, causing early failure.

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Re: front axle bearing problems

Postby redbug » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:21 pm

First thing I thought of was improper torque on the axle nut from a out of calibration torque wrench. Well it happened to me once. As dingdong said, more info needed. Are these stock wheels, have you checked for run out, and the bearings pressed in all the way as admin mentioned? Let us know if problem was found and solved, ok?
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Re: front axle bearing problems

Postby ga rick » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:56 pm

I have the old riveted style wheels i use a 10 ton press from work , I have cleaned out Just pulled it out of service for the winter(weahter has been great for riding this fall I will pull bearings and post picts of housing and bearings might just need to buy new wheels

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Re: front axle bearing problems

Postby Old Fogey » Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:37 pm

How are you fitting the bearings using the press? You must only press on the outer race.
Also, if you are using the 2RS type (rubber seal on both side of the bearing) which you really should do, gently remove one seal and check that there is sufficient grease in it. I've had some with next to no grease.


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