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@$#% Final Drive!

This morning there is a big puddle of oil under my rear wheel. I wonder what the problem culd be?

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post #2 of 11 Old Jan 7th, 2008, 9:43 am
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Rub it's nose in it...maybe it will stop.

Gotta laugh or you'll cry. Sorry to hear it. Hope it's not too costly.


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This morning there is a big puddle of oil under my rear wheel. I wonder what the problem culd be?
Make sure it isn't condensation. I have an unheated garage and some mornings after a cold night and a warm morning I notice a wet spot under the rear whee. It was just moisture. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAh!


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Due to heart health, the Dr says not to ride under 40 degree air temp. Ugh! Now it is harder to get my 18000 miles a year in just in the summer. Guess that stopped my 20 degree rides now.
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Reminds me of a trip to Mexico several years back.... Don't eat off the vendor carts!

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This morning there is a big puddle of oil under my rear wheel. I wonder what the problem culd be?
Don't panic yet! It could be just the seal or a pinched o-ring. Mine did that about 45,000 miles ago. I walked out to the garage and THERE WAS A HUGE PUDDLE!

It was a leaky seal. No big deal. The bearing had not fragged. Hopefully, you will be as fortunate!

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I hope it is not your final drive!!!!
I know it is not good to worry but I do worry about my final drive failing
+ side it can be fixed.
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This morning there is a big puddle of oil under my rear wheel. I wonder what the problem culd be?
It is interesting to note that year model 2002 has one of the highest Final Drive Failure rate.

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post #11 of 11 Old Jan 9th, 2008, 3:29 pm
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When that happened to mine it was the caged roller bearing in the final drive that had failed. The cage had come apart and pieces of it got in between the seal and the shaft allowing oil to leak out. This is an easy fix except for the final bearing preload measurements that have to be made....the measurements require a special fixture that is very expensive. Good luck.

Here is a link to a "do-it-yourself" method of bearing preload.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...18116#poststop

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