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    How come our bikes never wait until we have time to fix them to break? Take my case here. Sat I rode back into Milwaukee from our camper, and ended up losing a baffle out of one of my pipes. Not really a big deal, but in the process of replacing the baffle, I spun my rear wheel and HERD a bad noise. It's time for new rear wheel bearings. But I also need rear brake pads, new rear tire and a new belt. I was planning on doing all of this at the end of the riding season, but it looks like I will have to rush to get it done. I'm almost contiplating taking my bike to the dealership just to get it done, but I don't think I could trust anyone else working on my stuff.
    Justin, HERD member 00016
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    Dang it Auto, it's like they say when it rains, it pours!! Good luck tho'...
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    • #3
      Coulda happened on a long trip away from home! Hope ya get it repaired soon!
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      • #4
        Sorry about that Justin. Now you won't be bored with nothing to do. Gotta think positive or you'll go nuts.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Geespot View Post
          Sorry about that Justin. Now you won't be bored with nothing to do. Gotta think positive or you'll go nuts.
          It's all just maintenance, but I just wish it would have waited till later this Fall. I'm just trying to decide if I should just do the bearings and ride the rest of the year, or park it and start on everything I want to do to it. I just hate taking something apart twice.
          Justin, HERD member 00016
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          • #6
            Have the parts on hand,rip it apart and haver back together in a weekend,the only thing You should have to make a run for would be to gets the tire dis/mounted or jus wait on the tire until this winter.
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            • #7
              Just Because........................erboxerboxerbox
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Crocodile56 View Post
                Just Because........................erboxerboxerbox
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                • #9
                  I learned the hard way, keep 2 sets of bearings on hand (bearings, races, seals)

                  If you are needing to replace the rears, replace the fronts too, but I hear ya, seems like any time one minor thing comes up, it is shadowed by many many other things
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                  • #10
                    :good

                    Originally posted by Ironhead View Post
                    I learned the hard way, keep 2 sets of bearings on hand (bearings, races, seals)

                    If you are needing to replace the rears, replace the fronts too, but I hear ya, seems like any time one minor thing comes up, it is shadowed by many many other things
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                    • #11
                      At least you're able to ride yours, and help wear it out.........It sucks being grounded........
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                      (Disabled Veteran)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gruss View Post
                        It sucks being grounded........
                        does this have anything to do with you getting taken atvantage of a few weeks ago :)
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                        • #13
                          Justin, you know how our weather is around here. I agree with MrMarty just have everything you need on hand and you'll probably have a rainy weekend coming up that'll give you something to do.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ironhead View Post
                            I learned the hard way, keep 2 sets of bearings on hand (bearings, races, seals)

                            If you are needing to replace the rears, replace the fronts too, but I hear ya, seems like any time one minor thing comes up, it is shadowed by many many other things
                            I did the fronts this Spring, was waiting on the new rear tire to do the rears. With all of the issues I had removing the races on the front wheel, I know it's going to be a project on the rear. Races are very hard to remove when the are chromed into the hub. I just ordered the parts, so I'm going to see if I can get it done this weekend.
                            Justin, HERD member 00016
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