loose rear wheel bearing


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loose rear wheel bearing

Postby boonny » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:55 am



As the title says I have run into the notorious rear wheel bearing problem and need some help deciding on which way to go.I have four options:
#1 machine shop and sleeve the bearing hub......$300 bucks ouch best way I think but you know money is always tight.
#2 permatex bearing bond of some kind I can fit a .006 inch feeler gauge between bearing and hub least expensive.
#3 ebay don't really want to go that way because it's crap shoot as to what I end up with.
#4 salvage yard, no luck yet and the canadian dollar is a big deterrent from shopping south of the border.
Any other options and or suggestions are more than welcome.



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Re: loose rear wheel bearing

Postby twocams » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:08 am

I would do either #1 or #4. $300 is a lot but your life may depend on it. Lets see, divide $300 into 100,000 + miles. Thats like .003 per mile. :P


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Re: loose rear wheel bearing

Postby Rednaxs60 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:13 pm

I agree with twocams, #1 or #4. 0.006" is too much for a "permatex" type of fix. I hear your pain regarding parts here in Canada. Regarding machining, have you investigated the bearing you would need to have to use with an insert?

Where in Canada are you?

If there is a shop that trikes bikes near you, cheek with them for old parts as well.

Good luck.
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Re: loose rear wheel bearing

Postby geraldm » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:16 pm

If 300 will make the rear end good that's not so bad , so by the time you get your bearings it's 350 .. I have been told that all balls make a superior bearing to most as they have smaller rollers and more of them .. just what I read .

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Re: loose rear wheel bearing

Postby boonny » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:38 am

Rednaxs60 wrote:I agree with twocams, #1 or #4. 0.006" is too much for a "permatex" type of fix. I hear your pain regarding parts here in Canada. Regarding machining, have you investigated the bearing you would need to have to use with an insert?

Where in Canada are you?

If there is a shop that trikes bikes near you, cheek with them for old parts as well.

Good luck.



I'm in the middle of nowhere, Thunder Bay Ontario. No trike builders, at least none that I know of. Loctite 680 is good for .015 and 4000lbs also needs heat of @400 degrees should I need to change the bearing.I don't know if I would feel safe especially with the wife on the back.I have called and emailed some salvage yards in southern Ontario and received no reply. I guess I'll just bit the bullet and get it sleeved.

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Re: loose rear wheel bearing

Postby Rednaxs60 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:56 am

Check out Golwingking.com out of Toronto. Another place fo used GW parts is ZDENO Cycle in Kitchener - 519-745-7010. Never know.

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Re: loose rear wheel bearing

Postby boonny » Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:51 pm

Thanks Rednaxs60 Last week I talked to someone at Zdeno, explained my problem left my info, he said he would call back and never heard from him again. No luck at a couple other places . I don't know why but I'm finding it difficult to communicate with these people,maybe it's just me and my sparkling personality.

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Re: loose rear wheel bearing

Postby julimike54 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:34 am

You might try Straightwings.com they are in BC
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Re: loose rear wheel bearing

Postby boonny » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:39 am

Big thanks to everyone for their help and guidance. I found a shop that will sleeve the hub for $140 + taxes (quoted). May have saved a few $ after you factor in the price of shipping on top of a used wheel.

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Re: loose rear wheel bearing

Postby Rednaxs60 » Tue May 24, 2016 10:03 pm

Thought I'd follow up on your plight. Did you get your issue resolved to your satisfaction?

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Re: loose rear wheel bearing

Postby boonny » Wed May 25, 2016 12:11 am

Plight has been cured. After the hub was sleeved the bearings and spacer lined up perfectly. Put everything back together (did the belts, grease splines & u joint etc etc) and went out for my first ride of the year, nice and smooth no noise no grinding. Parked the bike in the garage and did a walk around, no leaks or grease on the floor under the rear end, good sign. Walked up to front and anti freeze dripping out of the weep hole. Got that fixed up and the bike is running like a charm, until the next brake down. Ain't it fun owning and working on these 32 year old machines.

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Re: loose rear wheel bearing

Postby Rednaxs60 » Wed May 25, 2016 6:18 am

Check out my post on the Gold Wing Rear Hub Failure thread. It will explain a lot about the fix you had to do.

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