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  • Final Drive Failure

    I finally (no pun intended) removed and disassembled the final drive that failed on the way to Blue Springs. All went well with the disassembly. It was indeed the crown wheel bearing that failed. There was some brinelling on the inner race but the most notable damage was the complete disintegration of the cage that separates the ball bearings. I have no idea as to the cause other than the small flakes from the brinelling getting caught under the ball bearings resulting in extreme loads on the cage.

    I have ordered the parts and will update when I receive them.
    Jamie
    02 K1200lt
    82 R100RT

  • #2
    Thanks for the update Jamie. Glad you know what the problem is and that you can do the repair.
    Bob Steber
    1995 R100GSPDC Long Tall Sallie
    1991 R100GS The Bumblebee
    1976 R90s Odalisque

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    • #3
      Thank you for the supportive comments, Bob. We will see how all of this works out.
      Jamie
      02 K1200lt
      82 R100RT

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      • #4
        Hey Jamie,

        Have you considered finding one that is rebuilt on Ebay? Jim had an extra for the 1150GS. It was cheaper and much easier in the long run. I am all too familiar with that as well. Uil had several iterations of the failure on his 2002RT. Good luck with the repair.

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        • #5
          Good to hear from you Steve. I have checked around for a used rear end to no avail. The parts are only $134.00 so I think that is the best way to go.

          Again Steve, good to hear from you, and Malvene says Hi!
          Jamie
          02 K1200lt
          82 R100RT

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          • #6
            Sorry to hear about your final drive failure. I hope that your rebuild goes well. Melanie says hi and we hope to see you soon.
            Greg and Melanie
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            05 VStrom 1000
            02 VStrom 1000 (in Germany)

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            • #7
              Jamie,

              That is cheap. Does that include the new seal as well? Uli and made a drift out of a large piece of PVC one time and a coffee can the next. It worked very well and lasted for the next 45K miles that I owned my first RT. Not the dreaded 1150

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              • #8
                $134 for the bearing, seal, and big o-ring; from Bob's BMW.
                Jamie
                02 K1200lt
                82 R100RT

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                • #9
                  Jamie, hope the repair goes O K and you are back on the road again soon.

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                  • #10
                    This is what I saw when I pried the seal out. I sure am glad that we did not try to ride the thing home from Blue Springs!

                    Seal Removed.jpg
                    Jamie
                    02 K1200lt
                    82 R100RT

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                    • #11
                      I don't think y'all would have gotten very far. That looks nasty

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                      • #12
                        It's a wonder you made it to Blue Springs with that amount of damage. Good luck with putting it back together.
                        Bob Steber
                        1995 R100GSPDC Long Tall Sallie
                        1991 R100GS The Bumblebee
                        1976 R90s Odalisque

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                        • #13
                          Belts rule :-/
                          The devil made do it. Hope your repair goes well. Being a helicopter mechanic and an ex phone man how could it not.

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                          • #14
                            Repairs Completed

                            The Silver Bullet is back on the road. A few new parts, a fair amount of time, and lots of patients brought her back to life. All is well! We are now looking forward to Gulf Shores.
                            Jamie
                            02 K1200lt
                            82 R100RT

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                            • #15
                              Glad to know you are rollin' JJ!! I hope the Silver Bullet has many trouble free miles ahead!!
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