You have a "classic" failure of the crown wheel bearing. DO NOT ride further, you risk additional damage.krider08 said:Bike rides as per normal.
1999 LT at 43,000 km
Changed final drive oil and this is what I got.
Transmission oil is clean.
Bike still rides normally though.
Any suggestions please ??
Will ask around locally to see if I can get someone reliable to do it.
I believe the FD was rebuilt by the previous owner. I just got the bike in Jan 2011 and put only 1000 miles on it only.
That is the classic crown wheel bearing failure.krider08 said:took out the FD. This is what we saw.
The crown bearings looked good.
No kidding... this cost my dealer a premature failure and rebuild (warranty, of course) on mine.CharlieVT said:That is the classic crown wheel bearing failure.
Also, with clean solvent flush the input pinion area while turning the pinion shaft. Residual metal bits and pieces of torn seal can be lodged up in there and you want to get it all out before you finish the rebuild.
Hey, Loren - I think we need to go on the hunt for a coupla *I did/do it my way* Curtis' proteges!!wa1200lt said:.......... but I'm phasing out final drives as my hobby and taking up bee keeping.
Curtis! WTH! Say it ain't so! You're going to go from being the Duke of Bavarian Final Drives to being an apiarist?
There are a lot of us out here who were planning to use your rebuild knowledge if our drives went south. What to do, what to do......:crybaby:
We've John Z. and Dan M. here on the site who have been most gracious and helpful to those in need.Dick said:Hey, Loren - I think we need to go on the hunt for a coupla *I did/do it my way* Curtis' proteges!!