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kingcharles

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Rear wheel bearing fail at 10K, NO warranty?
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2016, 11:46:08 AM »
My second set of bearings was installed today.
Again around 10k kilometres.
Dutch salt and rain are bad for Brammo bearings...

Let's see how long they will last in Milan (if I bring the bike as there aren't as many charging facilities in Italy as there are here in the Netherlands...)
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Re: Rear wheel bearing fail at 10K, NO warranty?
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2016, 12:03:42 PM »
My second set of bearings was installed today.
Again around 10k kilometres.
Dutch salt and rain are bad for Brammo bearings...

Let's see how long they will last in Milan (if I bring the bike as there aren't as many charging facilities in Italy as there are here in the Netherlands...)

Did you grind away the step on the axle?
I think it will increase bearing life http://brammoforum.com/index.php?topic=3182.msg23187#msg23187

My last set is still OK with 15K, I also use a dab of Superlube waterresistant grease occasionally on the outside of the bearings, as some sort of extra seal.
Modifications so far:
Crash bungs
shortened chain tensioner bolts
GPS Satellite controlled chain lubrication system
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Rear wheel bearing fail at 10K, NO warranty?
« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2016, 05:26:34 PM »
Nope, I just went to the dealer immediately when I noticed the same behaviour as when the previous bearing went bad. I didn't want to be stranded on the side of the road again.
I don't have a garage and working on the bike in the rain isn't something I enjoy...  And it was only 70 euro so it's not worth the trouble either.
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