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    front wheel bearing
    on: Jan 17, 2019, 11.11 am
    Jan 17, 2019, 11.11 am
    hi guys
    just a bit of advice
    had new tyres put on yesterday and they said that the front wheel bearings needed replacing because they were noisy me not being a mechanic listen to him spin the wheel and couldn't hear anything the bike has only done 14200miles on a 65plate  have no shaking or anything at low or high speed im just wondering if they are trying to pull a fast one for more money on the bill
    surly if the bearing was going I would have some effect whilst riding wouldn't I
    any advised would be helpful

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    Re: front wheel bearing
    Reply #1 on: Jan 17, 2019, 11.40 am
    Jan 17, 2019, 11.40 am
    Who was the Mechanic / Dealer that told you this ?

    If you're concerned and sceptical about the advice you've been given,
    but don't have the knowledge / skill etc to confirm what youve been told,
    take it to a different, reputable Triumph Dealer and ask then to check the
    Front Wheel Bearing for you. 

    They may not even charge you for checking it !  :028:

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Jan 29, 2020, 06.53 pm by Coconut

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    Re: front wheel bearing
    Reply #2 on: Jan 17, 2019, 07.53 pm
    Jan 17, 2019, 07.53 pm
     :023: :028:cheers mate got it booked in Monday at triumph Cheltenham Monday lets see what happens

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    Re: front wheel bearing
    Reply #3 on: Jan 17, 2019, 09.52 pm
    Jan 17, 2019, 09.52 pm
    Hi speedydeano.

    I would of said they are trying it on, but not listening / checking it's slightly difficult to speculate. my bike is a 63 plate with 23000 miles on it, the bearings are fine, but have you hit any pot holes hard, of has the wheel suffered any kind of stress  :084:

    I am going to have the wheels refurbished at the start of the spring, as the bearings have to come out anyway, I will be replacing them, just piece of mind you could say.

    I have a set waiting to be fitted, IF they need doing, the cost of them is small, I got mine off Ebay, for 10.00 including the seals, obviously you will have a bit of labour on top, but, as I say, it gives you piece of mind.   
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    Re: front wheel bearing
    Reply #4 on: Jan 21, 2019, 11.26 am
    Jan 21, 2019, 11.26 am
    For what it costs to replace front wheel bearings in my view any doubt swap them out!

    I always have a spare pair, and circlip, with me.  I'm not saying I could change them at the side of the road but in my experience whilst travelling it's fairly easy to find someone to change them but a lot harder to find the right bearings.  I buy good quality equivalent bearings to the Triumph branded ones, mine last about 25,000 miles because, I am afraid to admit, but I have a penchant for a clean bike and a jet was is my tool of choice!

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    Re: front wheel bearing
    Reply #5 on: Jan 21, 2019, 05.00 pm
    Jan 21, 2019, 05.00 pm
    I've not experienced problems with the bearings but as I understand it from biking friends, you can normally hear the problem.  UNfortunately, this does not apply to me as my ears are wrecked and I couldn't hear a bomb go off on my lap. 

    However, I'm grateful for your post as I will speak to my spanner man next time I'm the the shop.

    Phil

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    Re: front wheel bearing
    Reply #6 on: Jan 22, 2019, 08.10 am
    Jan 22, 2019, 08.10 am
    Sometimes a bit of "roughness" can be felt in the bearings while the wheel is off that is not really apparent at other times.
    My '15 TT has 50K miles, and is still on the original bearings (it's just been serviced too, so they should have been checked by the dealer). It's been used in all weathers, and washed regularly, but with a hose, not a jetwash, and its been kept outside during the week, and in a garage at weekends.
    So I would be a bit surprised for the bearings to go at your mileage.
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    Re: front wheel bearing
    Reply #7 on: Jan 22, 2019, 11.33 am
    Jan 22, 2019, 11.33 am
    I had my front bearings replaced at about 45,000 on my 2013 Trophy, this was only noticed when having a front tyre replaced. You could hear it. You only hear it when on the centre stand. It only cost 120 including fitting so its not a pocket burner.

    Glen