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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