Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Oh yes, that is a big concern. A little very fine fuzz on the magnet is pretty normal, but any pieces at all like shown in your picture is a harbinger of a failing drive, probably pretty soon. May as well get ready to replace/rebuild it right away. There are often used drives on eBay, or at Beemerboneyard, but be aware you have to have one from a 1999-2001 LT, since 2002 and later do not have the speed sensor mounting hole.
CharlieVT (Curtis) on list here has done a few rebuilds, I would see if you could send it to him before trusting a dealer rebuild. He seems to have a good method of measuring the the bearing pre-load, which some dealers may not do.
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EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.
Last edited by dshealey; Mar 30th, 2010 at 9:09 am.