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post #1 of 9 Old Sep 17th, 2006, 6:39 pm Thread Starter
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Flaming rear drive/R1200GS

This sucks.

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Not something that I'd want to deal with. Oy!

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I don't want to read through that whole thread. Was it definitely the rear drive that caused the fire? It reminds me of that LT that caught fire. That turned out to be the rear brake dragging that caused the fire.
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I don't want to read through that whole thread. Was it definitely the rear drive that caused the fire? It reminds me of that LT that caught fire. That turned out to be the rear brake dragging that caused the fire.
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The theroy is that the inner bearing siezed and heated everthing up. Even when on the lift at the shop there was still no play in the rear wheel... go figure.

Everything fixed under warranty, no questions asked.

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The theroy is that the inner bearing siezed and heated everthing up. Even when on the lift at the shop there was still no play in the rear wheel... go figure.

Everything fixed under warranty, no questions asked.
That's not making any sense to me. Or am I misreading/misunderstanding what you typed?
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Well Joe, maybe you'll actually have to read the thread.

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That's not making any sense to me. Or am I misreading/misunderstanding what you typed?
Again, from the thread:
"I felt it a rumble in the pegs about 80 miles previous. Pulled over put bike on Center Stand, no leaks, no play in real wheel when grabbed and try to wiggle at top and bottom & left and right.

Hit the road again and then the speedo went about 10 miles later. I was trying to get to Rock Springs to where I atleast had modern conviences prior to tearing into it. It made to 22 miles north of there before a car pulled up beside and flagged me over."
"The theroy is that the inner bearing siezed and heated everthing up. Even when on the lift at the shop there was still no play in the rear wheel... go figure.

Everything fixed under warranty, no questions asked."

Hope this clarifies it, if not read the first page of the thread.

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So the big question is, once the bike was put on the lift, did the wheel turn or was it seized?
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