Has anyone done one of those fancy charts?
Easy! (a) when you're riding, and (b) at the worst possible time ...motorman587 said:So what are my odds, with a 1999 LT with 22000 miles on it? You smart ones will give me the date, time, miles that it will fail.
OK - I got it now. To ensure my drive does not fail I will only ride solo, for short distances, at low speed and never, ever carry any luggage at all.mneblett said:The failure rate may be statistically low overall, but add in the stress of a fully-packed bike and long periods of high-speed operation, and the frequency of failure goes up significantly (if you look at the failure reports, one conclusion you can extract is that the failures rarely happen to folks just puttering around town on the way to pick up a quart of milk). If I didn't have the cash at hand to just preemptively replace the bearing, I'd wait until the next trip was coming and then buy the parts to pitch into the saddlebag.