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Front Wheel Bearings
« on: September 05, 2015, 05:42:48 pm »
I have done a search and cannot see a thread about front wheel bearings?

Can anyone tell me the service interval to replace front wheel bearings. My last bike used to get through a set about every 25,000 miles and as I now have 30,000 on my TTSE its on my radar to be thinking about replacing them rather than have an issue on the road.

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Re: Front Wheel Bearings
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 06:32:12 pm »
i have never replaced any front wheel bearing on any bike regardless of how many miles on them.

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Re: Front Wheel Bearings
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 07:54:27 pm »
Replaced some headstock bearings (not on Trophy) but never any front wheel bearings, honest

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Re: Front Wheel Bearings
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 09:07:16 pm »
Occasionally I had to replace front- and rearwheelbearings; as far as I remember from say 75.000 km. or more. Not only Hinckley Triumphs but also BMW and Yamaha. A wheel bearing problem shows up audably when replacing a tyre and balancing the wheel. A service manual probably specifies acceptable physical play.

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Re: Front Wheel Bearings
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2015, 09:27:56 pm »
Sounds like I just keep riding and listening!

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Re: Front Wheel Bearings
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2015, 10:04:02 pm »
Hi Dave,

I 'd say: not only listening but check the play if you hear, feel or notice in another way that a wheel bearing is suspect.

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Re: Front Wheel Bearings
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2015, 01:14:17 am »
Haven't heard much on front wheel bearings on the Trophy, but the K1600's have had a few issues with them going south early.

From the K1600 forum:

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Ok so I am at 49k on my bike when I am rolling along route 81 south when something doesn't feel right. Like I am rolling over cracks in the road every 10 feet. I pull over and look at my tire. Looks fine. Go another 1 mile and that feeling in the front end is getting worse. So I pull over again and the feeling is worse and now the front brake is completely gone. Holy crow am I scared. Tow it to Velocity Motosports in Silver Springs and they tell me right away I need new bearings etc,,,, in the front and I was lucky I didn't crash when this happened. Talk about scared, yea I was. I just had the tire changed 2k ago.

No I am not blaming the dealer who changed the tire but as a warning to all other riders, as your dealer to check the bearings, axle, sleeve etc...next time you get new rubber. Just incase.
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Re: Front Wheel Bearings
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2015, 03:48:38 am »
 I have, on occasion, had to replace bearings on pre-Hinckley bikes.  But nevr on a Hinckley made Triumph and never on a Honda, BSA or Norton.  I have ridden with riders on bikes that needed new bearings.  Believe me if you listen you will be able to tell.
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