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Broke down in Boulder
« on: September 06, 2013, 04:28:57 pm »
Front wheel bearing smoked, and I'm thinking the thermostat as the fan isn't coming on. Just spoke to a dealer in Denver that actually has 2 wheel bearings in stock, waiting on my tow. Looks like I'll be late to arrive in Taos.

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Re: Broke down in Boulder
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 05:11:51 pm »
sorry to hear that. Hope it doesnt delay your trip too much. :110:

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Re: Broke down in Boulder
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 05:17:55 pm »
how did this happen?
An old biker must be a good rider

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Re: Broke down in Boulder
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013, 05:31:47 pm »
(2) separate problems? Smoking wheel bearings? (not probable, maybe brake hanging up and smoking?) and overheating engine? (or steam/spew from coolant reservoir in vicinity of the front wheel)? What is really going on?

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Re: Broke down in Boulder
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2013, 05:34:28 pm »
*Originally Posted by Verdun95 [+]
how did this happen?
Just riding it, noticed the wheel started squealing.  Got off the bike and checked the front wheel and found I was able to "wobble" the wheel back an forth about a quarter inch so I parked it.

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Re: Broke down in Boulder
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2013, 05:37:54 pm »
*Originally Posted by nert [+]
(2) separate problems? Smoking wheel bearings? (not probable, maybe brake hanging up and smoking?) and overheating engine? (or steam/spew from coolant reservoir in vicinity of the front wheel)? What is really going on?
Yes, 2 separate problems.  Wheel bearing went out as described above.  Cooling fan isn't coming on, so radiator overheats and starts spewing coolant if stopped at a traffic signal.  Have to turn bike off and restart it when the light turns green.  More than likely just a thermostat, but its 97F here so it trips pretty quickly.

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Re: Broke down in Boulder
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2013, 06:04:51 pm »
Jesus mate - you must have shot a robin or something. Never known one bloke with so much bad luck..

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Re: Broke down in Boulder
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2013, 06:30:54 pm »
*Originally Posted by Paulvt1 [+]
Jesus mate - you must have shot a robin or something. Never known one bloke with so much bad luck..
it gets worse. I'm currently riding in the back of an enclosed panel van in the dark with no AC. It's 97 outside and 110? Inside. The cab has the drivers 2 kids in carseats. I'll post pic of this tonight from my hotel.