Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: portland, victoria, Australia
Re: My bike and trailer arrive home
spoke to JZeiler he has seen it mostly on bikes that tow (3 cases) and thinks it may be due to labouring the engine while towing as it puts a lot of stress on the bearing, as you know with our road laws we are limited to 100kph, I don't fancy riding in 4th gear every where to keep the rpm up. That said I have towed my camper for around 100k km and 12 years of riding. I think that over the years my towing kg has just got to heavy for the bike with creature comforts we like to take, but that is about to change, drastically.
The bearing is the second smallest of the 6 bearings, they are all fully sealed double row and not lubricated from the gear oil, the front bearing it is single row fully sealed. they are all NSK english bearings I have ordered new bearings from my local bearing supplier, all my parts are ordered the Munich M/C in the WA, they are slightly cheaper than a bmw dealer, they list a gear box repair kit for $245, all brgs and seals but I came upon this after ordering brgs separately
From the land of Kangaroo's and Koalas
and no koalas are not Bears
2010 Suzuki GSX 1250FA (the Wifes)
2004 Cub Kamparoo Sprint
1976 Datsun 260Z
1989 Nissan 300zx TT
Last edited by Axle; Apr 20th, 2015 at 6:42 pm.