Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lomita, CA, USA
Re: final drive safety
The posts in advrider indicated that as we post, there is a rider in Poland, on vacation, stranded.
The rear crown bearing, the large one, started to disintegrate and destroyed the seal, causing a leak. He then pulled the wheel, and the seal, and the basket outside the balls had shredded, cutting open the seal to leak.
He's 1200 km from home.
I believe he may be on a GS, so the final drive probably is not 100% identical, but just the same design and manufacture.