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Old 12-10-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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If you are hungover, stay away from your bike!!

I attended my work xmas party on Friday night & had way to much to drink. The only job I had planned for Saturday was to fit my rear wheel after having the tire changed earlier in the week. I also greased up my shock linkages & torqued everything up while I had the wheel out of the way. Anyway, to make a long story short, a spacer fell out of the wheel in my car and I never noticed when I was putting it back on. I went for a quick ride to test out my new tire when I had finished & after about 2 or 3 miles of riding, the bearing collapsed due to the pressure. Luckily, despite a quiet scary tank slapper, I didn't go down & learned a valuable lesson to say the least.

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Old 12-10-2012, 04:07 PM   #2
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Glad u didn't eat sh!t, Ride safe..
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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I thought the Irish were either hungover or drunk at all times... Lol
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:31 PM   #4
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Not all of us Devil1..some of us like to ride motorcycles instead!

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:34 PM   #5
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I thought the Irish were either hungover or drunk at all times... Lol
Hangovers are for the weak. Stay drunk. I woke up with a Hangover the other week, started drinking, problem solved.

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Not all of us Devil1..some of us like to ride motorcycles instead!
You can do both!
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:39 PM   #6
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Bummer man, hope you didn't wear out your bearings
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:14 PM   #7
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You can do both!
I have done both but it was dirt riding and I didn't really mind if I fell because I was on very soft terrain lol...I don't think an R1 and alcohol would be a good combination!
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:27 PM   #8
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Bummer man, hope you didn't wear out your bearings
The bearing pretty much shattered. The force from the axle nut without the spacer must have caused it to fail. The wheel slipped to the side and the brake disc bolts even rubbed off the caliper bracket. I haven't had a proper look yet but it's kind of scary that I was able to fit the wheel without the spacer. Everything seemed fine and there was no play in the wheel to indicate anything was wrong before I brought it for a ride. It's a mistake I wont be making twice thats for sure!
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:36 PM   #9
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Man that's scary! Glad you are typing right now brother.

I learned my lesson and the most intrusive thing I do hungover is car stereos
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:58 AM   #10
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Ok so I had a good look at the damage earlier. I need a new wheel bearing, oil seal, spacer & cap. How do I get out the bearing on the brake disc side? It's a blind hole so I can't drive it out from the back!

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:21 AM   #11
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Oh boy, it does bring back old memories. You lot might think I am mad but I gave up drinking 10 years ago just so that it doesnt get in the way of my riding. I only drink during Christmas and you wont find me anywhere near the bike for a week

I am genulinely gald that you were ok matey. Ride safe brothers
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:11 AM   #12
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How do I get out the bearing on the brake disc side? It's a blind hole so I can't drive it out from the back!

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with a bearing puller?

PS. make sure you don't drink before/when pulling the bearing
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:21 AM   #13
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I don't have a bearing puller. I'm sure I could get one but the inner race has separated from the rest of the bearing so all that's left on the hub is the outer race. Would a bearing puller still be able to get a grip on that do you think?

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:09 PM   #14
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if you can't pull it with a puller you'll probably have to cut the race.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:10 PM   #15
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you could also weld something to it and pull it that way.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:13 PM   #16
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I'll try cut it first. I have a die grinder so that might do the trick

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:44 PM   #17
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bearing races are hardened steel so dremel with a small cutoff wheel may work good also
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:19 PM   #18
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Big socket that fits the bearing and an extension through the back side of the wheel. Thats how i knocked mine out when I replaced them.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:53 PM   #19
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Big socket that fits the bearing and an extension through the back side of the wheel. Thats how i knocked mine out when I replaced them.
Which model R1 is that? Mine is 99 and the bearing sits in a blind hole. I might have been able drive it out with a socket but the inner race separated from the rest of the bearing so it's just the outer race stuck in the hub.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:31 AM   #20
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What do you mean by blind hole? Mine was on an 05 so it may be different.
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