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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-04-2009, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Don't skimp on servicing - rear hub !!

Just got my bike back from Bennetts in Barnsley (MV dealers) after my 7500 mile service. I decided to send it to them as i wanted a franchise mv dealer to undertake the work. I'm so glad i did - although the bike is pampered and low mileage (2001 F4S) the rear hub was a mess!! The centre spindle had fused to the hub bearings due to lack of grease and the only way to get it off was to cut the hub and a lot of manipulation/swearing. The hub was saved, but a new spindle had to be purchased - ouch! To the dealers credit, they sourced me a new one and i got a good deal on it. The hub was moving fine with no lateral movement or tell tale signs of hub bearing failure before servicing. If I had sent it to a dealer unfamiliar with this model, the hub may not have been looked at and a seized hub at 80mph on a bend would not have been pretty. Be warned folks - get the hub checked on a regular basis!
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that's crazy! lucky you weren't riding it.
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wow that is a mess

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Jeebus thats crazy! Glad you sorted that out when you were not riding it!

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folks,

I was always paranoid about the rear hub and knew it was the achilles heal of these bikes. i always checked the rear hub for any abnormal heat and any bearing debris on the rear wheel. I never power washed the bike either!!
I would definately inspect the hub annually now, and ensure the bearings are well greased and the spindle moves freely. Don't look for symptoms first.
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i strip mine down and regrease every year no matter how many miles i do.
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i strip mine down and regrease every year no matter how many miles i do.

I assume this is detailed in the service manual?? I'll dig it out this weekend and take a look

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glad the bennetts boys sorted it, mines going in for major service in 2 weeks and will make sure they check mine even though i had to have whole new rear hub assembley which i documented on here last year.
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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-05-2009, 05:15 AM
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I keep a spare hub assembly, just in case


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If you can't fix it with a hammer you've got an electrical problem!


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but I pop in here from time to time
. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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But.....a new one is currently rising from the ashes......watch this space!
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