Front wheel bearings


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Gunnar Már
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Front wheel bearings

Postby Gunnar Már » Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:51 pm



Hi all

Now I´ve put about 200 miles on my 1500 and I´m just loving it, every now and then I think I hear some strange noise from the front end and I think it´s the wheel bearings and I´m about to change them. Here in Iceland I can´t get a set of bearings so does someone know the numbers on those bearings and dust seals so I can go to my parts store and buy them before I start tearing everything apart.

Regards from Iceland

Gunnar Már



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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:18 pm

As near as I can deduce (you didn't say, and your profile shows an 1100) you have a '93 Aspencade. The link should show the parts you need. It looks like parts # 17 (2), and one each of #18 and #19. There are what appear to be manufacturer variations in the part numbers. But it would appear that any of the part numbers would fit your bike.

http://www.partzilla.com/parts/search/H ... parts.html

This one might be a little easier to follow. There is only one part specified for each number.

http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com ... EL---FRONT

NOTE: My old boss from a job I had 27 years ago, a good friend, was stationed in your city with the US Navy, back in the 60's. He had nothing but good things to say about Reykjavik. He operated the Navy radio station then as a disc jockey. I don't know if we even still have a base there, but he enjoyed his time stationed there.

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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby redial » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:45 pm

Are you sure that it the front bearings? Sometimes the noise travels, and before you order some parts, check out the rear as well as the front while it is up on a stand so that you can get down and hear any noises. Sometimes it is just the tyres, sometimes it could be the drive shaft a bit dry and need greasing/oiling. As you are not close to a supply of parts, I would check it out so as to be sure that you have the correct diagnostic, before you have an order, and then find you have to do it again. Hope this helps.
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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:52 pm

+1 on the above. I would take the wheel off to verify the bearings before ordering. It should be easily "feelable" or "hearable" with the wheel in your hand, and a finger in the bearing. I would first look at brake pads rubbing the rotors, then move on to the bearings if no problem. You've also got the speedo cable and gearing down there. You might be able to just disconnect the speedo cable (easy) and rule that out.

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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:04 pm

Order from Cyclemax. They keep them in stock, and will ship to Iceland.

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_ ... 744/143438


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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby Gunnar Már » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:58 am

Hi all
I got all I everything I needed for this job in an autoparts store here in Iceland.
Got the job done last saturday and boy those bearings where out of it's lifetime.
Now I'm thinking of those rear wheel bearings, that is a much bigger job to do and I hope I van delay it until next fall then I'm going to replace my tires.

Best to all
Gunnar Már

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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:54 pm

Can you share what generic parts you were able to use for those wheel bearings and seals ? How did you find the substitute specs ?

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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby Gunnar Már » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:00 pm

I found the part numbers trough an Icelandic gw forum.
Bearings are 6004 two of those
One seal is 28*42*8
The other seal is 45*55*5

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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:08 pm

Are those general part numbers or brand specific part numbers ?

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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby Gunnar Már » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:13 pm

For the bearings this is a general part number.
For the seals this is the size of them in millimeters.




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