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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2013, 08:49:41 am »
Yes...pivot pins likely stuffed too.

Can you access a bearing number? Okay,  know, if it is "special" one won't find it in a catalogue.
 

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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #41 on: November 11, 2013, 09:06:37 am »
Yes...pivot pins likely stuffed too.

Can you access a bearing number? Okay,  know, if it is "special" one won't find it in a catalogue.

No I dont have the number for it, sorry 8)
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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2013, 09:11:55 am »
If one has exact dimensions, inside diameter, outside diameter and width, one can look in a catalogue to see if there is such a bearing.
 

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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #43 on: November 11, 2013, 09:16:37 am »
If one has exact dimensions, inside diameter, outside diameter and width, one can look in a catalogue to see if there is such a bearing.

Yes, but I dont have one, also it is an angular contact bearing, not a simple ball according to the chart.  8)
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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #44 on: November 11, 2013, 09:23:05 am »
Talked to the dealership this morning. He says apparently there is some aluminium bush or bearing that goes on the older models. BMW had it replaced with a cast iron one. All in all, if that is the problem, shouldn't cost more than R2K he says. I wonder...

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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2013, 09:26:10 am »
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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2013, 09:28:08 am »
So your GS's rear wheel is like the malwieletjies from a shopping trolly  ;D Glad you survived it. Trailer the bike to Pta.  :thumleft:
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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2013, 09:36:05 am »
If one has exact dimensions, inside diameter, outside diameter and width, one can look in a catalogue to see if there is such a bearing.

Yes, but I dont have one, also it is an angular contact bearing, not a simple ball according to the chart.  8)

Could still be an off-the-shelf item...maybe....and, as said, if this is the case it equates to a few hundred bucks less than Bee-Emm Trouble You price... 8)
 

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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2013, 12:00:04 pm »
So, in my frustration at waiting for the dealers to help me, I decided to look into the problem myself. It would appear that the torx and the nut on the other side are turning together. They are so loose that I can almost turn them by hand. Can I not put a socket on the one side and a torx on this side and just tighten it? Will I damage something else, because it would appear that this is the only problem ???

 

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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2013, 12:04:00 pm »
Can one of you guys please give me a call now for some guidance?

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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #50 on: November 14, 2013, 12:22:51 pm »
Someone with a manual might help, pity Pleco is in the DRC at the moment.

The manual will give the torque and how things fit together, I'm sure tightening it should not break anything, just don't overdo it
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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #51 on: November 14, 2013, 12:26:47 pm »
Sorry, but my advice is, first take it apart, see if any parts or bearings are damaged, clean grease then assemble. Welsh
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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #52 on: November 14, 2013, 12:35:34 pm »
Thanks. I goes tight, but not to the point where it can go any further. Almost like it is stripped. I have tigtened it reasonably well now, and all the play on the wheel is gone.

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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #53 on: November 14, 2013, 12:42:34 pm »
Sorry, but my advice is, first take it apart, see if any parts or bearings are damaged, clean grease then assemble. Welsh

That would be my advice as well. There are seals in there as well. Dirt will have got in there and now you tighten everything up. I would take off the complete final drive, clean and inspect everything before greasing and assembly.
 

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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #54 on: November 20, 2013, 07:29:56 pm »
Any news Draadwerk?
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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #55 on: November 20, 2013, 07:55:17 pm »
Yes, the small bearings on the pivot arm are fooked. Ordered new bearings and bolt. Will be here tomorrow morning. Apparently only 20 minute job. Apparantly not very expensive according to Dieter. Will update thread tomorrow.
 

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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #56 on: November 20, 2013, 08:11:18 pm »
Yes, the small bearings on the pivot arm are fooked. Ordered new bearings and bolt. Will be here tomorrow morning. Apparently only 20 minute job. Apparantly not very expensive according to Dieter. Will update thread tomorrow.

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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #57 on: November 21, 2013, 03:13:43 pm »
Yes, the small bearings on the pivot arm are fooked. Ordered new bearings and bolt. Will be here tomorrow morning. Apparently only 20 minute job. Apparantly not very expensive according to Dieter. Will update thread tomorrow.

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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #58 on: November 21, 2013, 04:10:52 pm »
Still no bearings. Eish. Tsk tsk ...
 

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Re: Bearings on 1200 GS
« Reply #59 on: November 22, 2013, 10:24:33 am »
Ok, she is no longer broken.

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