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Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Dadayama, Apr 25, 2012.
Subscribed! Be safe Boys...........
*facepalms* Went to bed last evening planning on showing up this evening! Had a rough day at work and forgot all about it... Looks like fun was had though!
Dadayama I'm leaving for Colorado tomorrow too! We're going to be riding single track around South Fork, Creed and Del Norte through next Tuesday, so we should get some great riding in.
I'll send you a text.
Whitey- you got any tracks on where you're going? I'd like to find some new areas to ride up there.
Wanted to let all you OKC ADV inmates know about an upcoming ride we're hosting in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico October 18th-20th. Here's the link:
Come on down and enjoy some of the best riding in the Southwest, and support NMOHVA's fight to maintain OHV access to our public lands!
I just got back from COLORADO
Had a rear wheel bearing go out and possibly ruined my wheel, so i'll give Woody's Wheel Works a call on Monday.
I also need to replace my chain and sprockets, and before i order something on the internet i thought i would check and see if there is somewhere around town that i could buy them locally. So is there any place you would recommend?
Sure has been quiet around here since i've been gone. Anyone doing any riding?
Pedro over and out
I wondered how you were doing on your trip, with all the rain reported. Did you manage to pull this one off without getting a flat?
I can't begin to ride again until sometime in October, maybe November. It's really hard staying off the bike.
Your wheel is probably fine. My rear bearings went out not long ago, really out. I really thought my hub was toast. Just tapped the old races out, (well more to it than that) the hub was fine, tapped in new bearings and seals and all's fine.
The left side bearing was GONE, nothing but the tore up race left. I had to grind what was left of the race out with a Dremal tool, took about 30 minutes. Probably could have done it a quicker. Grind very carefully because the hub itself is soft. Very soft compared to the bearing race. But not really that tough of a job.
The other two bearings were not so bad, I did just tap them out.
I just saw your wheel pictures on the other thread, looks about like mine did, I think my spacer sleeve was not quite so bad though, might need a new one of those, just a standard BMW part.
Got my new bearings and seals at Kaman on Will Rogers Parkway.
Thanks for the info Bill
Thinking back and more detail, I didn't just grind that bad race down, I used one of those little cutoff wheels for the Dremal, cut through the race at as close to a right angle as I could in two places, when it got down real close to the hub under the race the pressure was relieved enough so I could ease it out in two pieces.
I did that not very long before we did that group OAT ride.
I didn't do any riding worth mention while you were away but I did install a bash plate, rear rack, and mounted some d606s. Tomorrow I'm doing a valve check and patching the rear tube. It seems I was a bit careless with my spoons and the first patch and slime didn't do the trick. I hope your wheel is as easy to take care of as Bill makes it sound. Good luck!
I read my posts and it does sound like the bearing removal is sort of easy. It isn't quite as easy as it sounds maybe, takes some real careful work with a Dremal cutting wheel, bearing races are hardened steel so it takes time and you can't let it slip.
Problem is when there is nothing left but the outer race you can't (I couldn't anyway) get behind them with any kind of punch to tap them out so I had to just very carefully cut through it. There are three bearings in the hub and sprocket carrier, two of mine had enough left and are positioned such that I could get on a shoulder with a punch and small hammer and they come out in just a few seconds.
It seems this is not an unusual problem with the early BMW F800/650 GS models (2009-2010) so anyone with one of these bikes with over 20,000 miles should check the rear wheel bearings. If you catch them before they get too bad it is cheap and easy to replace these bearings. Mine went out at about 28,000 miles.
Went back and looked at Peter's wheel again and realized why it looked a little strange to me, he has an alloy wheel, I have a spoked wheel so my hub is some different from his. But the mess inside the hubs is very similar so I would still say to attempt the same fix.
Hey guys, haven't been on here in awhile, taking my brother in law, who is a new rider on a ride next weekend, will leave out of Norman for a half day or so ride, small bikes, 250-400cc, was wondering if anybody had suggestions on cool roads or places I might not have explored within an hour of the metro. I was wondering about the adv ride from performance up to Stillwater, I missed it but heard it had some single track. does anybody have a gpx file of that ride? any other ideas? thanks!
if i remember correctly that ride went through private land up by stillwater. i believe it was guy coopers land.
That is correct. The single track you saw was likely on his land. Made some divots where they told me not to take the V-Strom.
Just did the alpine loop about 6 weeks ago. Hey Peter looks like you missed this one!
The Colorado guys we were riding with didn't want to go up it... It was pouring rain the whole time... though we didn't get flooded it was the same weather system...
You the man!!!!!!!!
I got caught up on Engineers in some rain. Lots of slick rock on many of those passes minus the rain. slicker rock with rain and faster deeper water down the hill as well. It sure is a nice area to screw off a couple of days.