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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-02-2019, 05:24 AM
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This is good to know. I ride a lot of dirt and do some long camping trips. Thanks for the heads up.

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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-02-2019, 07:18 PM
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Is there any downside to replacing them with sealed bearings?
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Is there any downside to replacing them with sealed bearings?
Just about all bearings these days are sealed.

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My rear wheel bearing (brake side) failed at 23000 miles. I bought the extended Honda Care warranty when I purchased the bike (9/2017). The rear wheel bearings were covered by the extended warranty. The outer bearing race is difficult to remove once the bearing fails.

The attached pictures show what the bearing looked like once I removed the outer seal.
There was plenty miles left in those! hehe
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Failed bearing last night heading to ferry in the UK; noticed a slight weave on the motorway and slowing up round a roundabout confirmed it. Looks like the seal on the bearing and the one outside of it had both failed letting crap in. 3.5 years old and around 13000km I think

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Bearings are one of the few things that have a very long shelf life. I don't really track them by miles - but more by tire changes. If you are hard on tires, then you are probably also hard on bearings. Every 3rd tire change I'll have a set of bearings ready to go in - and unless they still look perfect I'll swap them out.
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Sold my 2015 Triumph Scrambler (bought new) and it was still on the original bearings and it was ridden in just about all conditions. I've also read about someone with the new Scrambler 1200s that had a rear wheel bearing fail after under 1000km...I think things just keep getting made cheaper and cheaper unfortunately. I check for lateral play everytime I change tires, whenever theres a little play, replace.
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