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    Just curious...............I would appreciate some knowledgeable advise regarding this issue. I have a 2000 K1200LT with 75K on the odometer. Should I replace the front wheel bearings (as a safety issue) at this time? My thinking is that I would hate to get a far distance away from home and have a bearing failure. Any thoughts on this as preventative maintenance?

  • #2
    (Strictly from a laymen's point of view)I don't recall ever changing one just to change on anything I have had. And I don't recall hearing of a front wheel bearing failure. Maybe some of the more "experienced" mechanically will have a different opinion....but I wouldn't think it is needed without an indicator that it is needed.
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    • #3
      A good cleaning then inspection and repack with bearing grease should do if they are not damaged.

      Gator
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      • #4
        I would be more concerned with the rear drive bearings than front wheel. Have Terry check them for you.
        Jim Dubick
        2010 R1200RT
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        • #5
          I had over 254,500 miles on my 2002 LT when I sold it and it still had the original front wheel bearings. No service was ever done on the bearings. The rear bearings were a different story.
          Tommy Z.
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          • #6
            Mr. Gator,
            Aren't the front wheel bearings a sealed bearing? Please advise on this, please.

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            • #7
              Mr. Bikertaz
              That is good to know.....................thanks!

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              • #8
                The front wheel bearings are a sealed bearing.
                Tommy Z.
                2012 K1600GTL
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