I don’t know what changed... rear wheel bearings


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kane67
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I don’t know what changed... rear wheel bearings

Post by kane67 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:24 pm





During my summer trip 3 weeks ago, I had to change front wheel bearings, right side was bad.
I bought both sets, front and rear (AllBalls).
Yesterday I took rear wheeel off, bearings did not feel bad. I replaced bearings, lubricated splines with Honda Moly 77.

I don’t know what changed, now wing feels better than ever :shock:
Curvy roads feels so much better.

This 30-year old suprises me...

8-) BR, kane



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Re: I don’t know what changed... rear wheel bearings

Post by virgilmobile » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:14 pm

Cool beans..Took the wibbly wobblies right out.
Didja check the rubbers on the shock mounts while you were there.Mine we're all but gone.

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Re: I don’t know what changed... rear wheel bearings

Post by Bluewaterhooker0 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:50 pm

I think they can sense the LOVE :-)
They return it in kind.

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Re: I don’t know what changed... rear wheel bearings

Post by kane67 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:54 pm

Rubbers felt tight, they look like model 416. Air pressure in both shocks.

Goes straight like train, no signs of wobbling at all.

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Re: I don’t know what changed... rear wheel bearings

Post by kane67 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:20 pm

Manual says, first single bearing to bottom. Then distance collar between and double bearing as deep it goes.
Maybe bearings were done first dual / second single. It aligns wheel different/wrong.

Driveability is now absolutely excellent :D

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Re: I don’t know what changed... rear wheel bearings

Post by Big Blue UK » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:11 pm

Been there and done it, same result. Do not know if servicing the shaft and final drive had anything to do with it, or I happened upon a perfect set of bearings, but it went from a hippo, to a hippo GTi in racing leathers.


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