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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 07:50 AM
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The size is 55/35/20, and is an A/C bearing.
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The size is 55/35/20, and is an A/C bearing.
Thanks for the data Speed3. That is the CUSH bearing. I also will be getting the other 2 as well.

But first a call to the service manager at the shop I purchased the bike from. As I stated above, I have only had the bike (bought it brand new) for 9 months. Rode maybe 2 times in the rain and that was only for a few minutes and not hours. Even at 15000 miles there is no reason for those things to be so friggen torched!!!

Or, maybe that is the way these things are built.

Did some searching last night and found evidence similar issues to mine but all the bikes were much older in age.

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The size for the 2 on the left side of the hub are 40x62x24. Who knows why bearings fail early... good thing you caught it. Good luck.
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My local Triumph service manager is in agreement with me that the early failure life of those bearings warrants further evaluation and should be taken care of under warranty. I drop the black devil off tomorrow and they will tear it down and let me know their final position.

Back to one bike again (my R1200GSA) while Speedy gets looked over! I wish they did loaner bikes like some auto places do loaner cars!
If they did that I would probably get stuck with a Honda Rebel or some such shI0t!!!

I will report back on what they 'do' or 'not do' for me.

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When you replace the bearings I would upgrade to All balls bearings. They are very helpful and might be able to shed some light on the premature failing issue. Here's the number....
888 228 3323. Post up any info you think might be useful. Good luck !

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Glad to hear the dealer is stepping up and taking ownership of the issue.
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Glad to hear the dealer is stepping up and taking ownership of the issue.
I must say that I am very impressed with the response I have gotten from my stealership with both by my Triumph and my BMW.

My S3 had the cracking head-light issue which they fixed immediately and then my left from fork developed a leak that they fixed as well. One might argue that was caused by hard landings, but they took care of it. Now, with the bearings issue that some of the other bike manufacturers may have told me to pound sand if I brought the bike in after 16000 miles, they are taking care of it.

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This is exactly the problem I am experiencing. I have everything stripped off to the "pull out the axle" (effortlessly) part and it won't budge. No amount of whacking with a rubber mallet can persuade the axle to move so much as a millimeter. The axle turns freely, it rotates nice and quite but I can only assume that the axle is frozen to one or other bearing's inner race.

The bike is an '09 with barely 21k km's, rarely ridden in the wet and I've never power washed it, always done it by hand and garden hose. Must have been something I did in a previous life....

Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions I'd appreciate it. It just seems absolutely unyielding and my hand is blistered from beating on the bastard with a rubber mallet.
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That worries me. I've got 16,800 on my '12 and I've only had it a year (bought new a year ago). I keep trying to get my 12,000 mile service done, but just as I moved here the local Triumph dealer was sold to the Ducati dealership who has still not got the approvals from Triumph to do the work. I would really like to get this check done, but I don't have the tools, facilities, or knowledge to do it myself.

I'd take it to Austin, but I can't do it in the middle of the week. That means riding it to Austin for an all day Saturday trip just sitting in the waiting area...waiting.....all day...and hoping that I can get it back that day so I can have a ride home.
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This is making me cranky. I've done heat cycles with a torch, gone up to a hammer, then a light sledge, beating it viciously...nothing makes it move. It's well and truly fused in there and yet the axle spins nicely without so much as a peep from the bearings. Infuriating.
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