Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hazel Green, AL, USA
Re: Final drive failures
The 05 and up are more prone to the smaller taper bearing spinning on the spigot opposite the big bearing. This can be detected early by looking for a darkening of the drained drive oil (shows aluminum wear). But they have had a few big bearing failures as well. Just drain the drive often and inspect the oil/magnet for darkening or shiny bits.
2009 K1300GT Red Rocket
2009 R1200GS (Gone)
2005 K1200LT Ocean Blue Blue Wizard 110 K and counting...
2006 Bushtec Turbo+2 Spell
2004 330 Ci Convertable
Have ridden a Motorcycle in all 48
But lack DE, MA, RI and CT with the 2005 LT
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