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"Doom, doom, doomdoom, doom, dodoom, dodoom, dodoooooooom" (sung loudly and with feeling to the strains of Shoppin´s funeral-march)
Just seems like a week or so I was boasting a smarmy Njah! Njah! over the 220.000 Kilometers on the beemers clock.
During Thursdays ride I had this feeling in my butt-cheeks that something was not quite in order, like getting oral from your sister, still feels good but somehow it´s just not right.
A few miles on and the rear wheel started to grind, I ended up at the next bike shop with the naive hope that a grease-gun would put things right again.
Nope! No such luck.
End drive is now a better, greasier, coffee mill. Metal shavings in the oil, not a good sign. Sooo for the last few days I have been checking the lay of the land.
A new bit, will set me back by 1200€ but the whole bike only cost me 2000€, been e-baying for a used one, not much around and the ones available start at 500€, still not much of an option, I have been told by almost trust-worthy persons that I could re-build the original end-drive.
Has anybody done that before?
 

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Yes, The failed bearings can be replaced.... But there's a catch..

The reason the drive failed is because BMW did not assemble it to spec..

Those that have failed have been found to be shimmed too tightly...Too much shim...

The drive has to be setup correctly or it will just fail again...

The Big bearing ( most likely the one you need ) is about a hundred bucks US...

So, You need to find someone who can measure the preload and shim it correctly..

There is a video on this by CharlieVT..... Might appear in the suggested threads at the bottom..

Good Luck.

John
 
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