front wheel bearing failure 50 miles away..
Last Sunday morning, with zero warning, my right side front wheel bearing disintegrated while exploring some new dirt roads over 50 miles from home (80k miles on the bearings). I pulled over and checked the wheel and that's when I noticed the bad wobble. With a wobbly front end, I drove 15mph home(2.5 hours) there was 4 ball bearings left...that's it. Just a bunch of metal shavings.I went to Applied Industrial Technology and picked up a set of SKF 6203-2rs. $25a a pair and are sealed on each side! A fraction of OEMs but much better quality. The left side bearing was in great shape but the other was trashed.....I wander why one disintegrated and the other side was in great shape.......?
04' Wee. ADVMOTOSTUFF bashplate, Suzuki handguards,Madstad,Anakee 2s, Givi crashbars,fender extender, 16t counter shaft, k&n filter,aluminium radiator &oil cooler guards, 1" bar risers, Garmin GPS, 12v accesory socket, Jessie panniers, voltmeter, MRA, and Saddleman saddle for my ass.