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Old 04-30-2012, 03:47 AM   #18
rtwpaul OP
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Originally Posted by Ni3ous View Post
You think the swingarm could last, and not worn out, if you would change plastic chainguide when it was worn out?
Did you had any issues with rear sprocket hub freeplay in the wheelbearings? Did you have to change it alot? What about rear hub rubber? I found these parts are weak point on Tenere.
By now (18 000 kilometres I already changed several whealbearings in rear sprocket hub. I had changed (in warranty) rear hub, because bearing socket got too much freeplay. And I had changed the sprocket hub rubbers.
Now at 18 000 km I will soon have to change rubber and bearings again.
( But I do qiute some offroading)
when i got the bike it had 12,000 miles on it, i have done a mod on the rubbers adding inner tube to tighten it back up but the same rubbers for the last 38,000 miles

the reason that the swingarm had an issue was bad quality chains in south america, that were made for smaller bikes but were all that was available, there were no O rings to be found, the chain ate thru the slider as well, so on the new swingarm i made new sliders out of a high density delrin that we use in the shop where i work to counter act this happening again.

no bearing issues, i am carrying spares but will only change when i need to, you might want to look uto higher quality bearings, google allballsracing for them
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