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  • Somo2016dyna Posts: 1
    Stock Poster Somo2016dyna
    13 Mar 2018 10:07 AM
    Hi all..
    Bought a 2016 dyna brand new..is simply an amazing ride and should of done it years ago..  though last week taking home (has done approx 7000km.. ) just out of warragul / victoria, did the rear bearing totally destroyed. Scared the sh@t out of me.. being a new rider was unsure what had happened.. felt like riding through wet sand..or got a flat tyre.. long story short got bike on road... thanks warragul bike shop.. 
    They said could only put a special h.d bearing in as the abs sensory works off the bearing..
    What i would like to know... if anybody knows is...
    Is this a common problem with the bike?.
    Could i after market bearing which is stronger?
    How often should i be getting the mechanic to check/ replace bearings..
    Thanks..
    Ohhh also want to say thanks to every rider who passed.. every rider made the effort to make sure i was right.. through a thumbs up flash of the lights.. thanks again
  • Big Steve Posts: 577
    Yarra Ranges
    Performance Poster Big Steve
    13 Mar 2018 10:54 AM
    Probably just a dud bearing. I had a rear collapse on my old Dyna at 80,000km
  • Damo14 Posts: 50
    Adelaide
    Stock Poster Damo14
    13 Mar 2018 04:26 PM
    Yeah man I had 1 crap out on me around 15k, Ive since thrown a set of All Balls rear abs bearings in. everything works fine and I personally think the bearing feels the same if not stronger just without the HD price tag

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/All-Balls-Rear-Wheel-Bearing-Kit-ABS-HARLEY-FXDBP-Dyna-Street-Bob-13-16-/232682742672 
  • limpn Posts: 447
    Wollongong Nsw
    Stage 1 Poster limpn
    14 Mar 2018 08:10 AM

    just be careful if your washing your bike a high pressure washer.. that is a big no no..

    the pressure blows out all the grease in the bearings and makes it run dry.. very very common

    I only use a garden hose on light sprinkle ...


  • Sparra Posts: 1923
    Motor Head Sparra
    14 Mar 2018 02:56 PM
    Posted by limpn on 14 Mar 2018 08:10 AM

    just be careful if your washing your bike a high pressure washer.. that is a big no no..

    the pressure blows out all the grease in the bearings and makes it run dry.. very very common

    I only use a garden hose on light sprinkle ...


    Isn't that why we ride in the rain??

  • potluk Posts: 39
    adelaide S.A.
    Stock Poster potluk
    14 Mar 2018 08:38 PM
    bought my street bob new in 2014 had the same issue. had the bike for about 4 months went for a ride felt like the brakes were on and pulled up to check it out saw the abs lead had spun around and snapped the cable and that was where i stayed for a couple of hours. i was about 100k out very little coverage on the mobile but used the harley assist that came with the bike and eventually got home.harley heaven did the warranty they said the bearing was spinning in the hub so had to have new wheel as well as abs and bearing. almost 4 years and 30000ks later no more trouble.  cheers potluk
  • chriso Posts: 2724
    south canberra
    Forum Legend chriso
    14 Mar 2018 09:50 PM
    Yeah I’ve had one go, $6000 worth damage, fucken scary. Although it’s not that common it does happen.
    I just change em every 3rd tyre change now, 25,30 thou ks and just use HD, they not that expansive plus ABS bikes do have the sensor in them in one side as you said.

    Also always take bike for a run round the block after a wash to dispense any water, fucked if I know if it makes a difference but just an old habit.
  • Methuselah Posts: 290
    Banana Bender
    Stage 1 Poster Methuselah
    15 Mar 2018 07:01 AM
    Yeh seems common, I had one go at 40,000klm.
  • Mr.Mow Posts: 480
    Melbourne
    Stage 1 Poster Mr.Mow
    15 Mar 2018 08:14 AM
    That shit is unacceptable.. could you imagine if say Toyota corollas were frying wheel bearings at 20,000kms and potentially risking the life of drivers! ACCC would be on them to recall and fix, why the hell do we put up with this??
  • limpn Posts: 447
    Wollongong Nsw
    Stage 1 Poster limpn
    15 Mar 2018 10:40 AM
    Posted by Sparra on 14 Mar 2018 02:56 PM
    Posted by limpn on 14 Mar 2018 08:10 AM

    just be careful if your washing your bike a high pressure washer.. that is a big no no..

    the pressure blows out all the grease in the bearings and makes it run dry.. very very common

    I only use a garden hose on light sprinkle ...


    Isn't that why we ride in the rain??

    BIG difference with rain and a pressure washer.. the force of the pressure washer blows out all the grease ...

    rain wont do anything except make your bike dirty and you wet 


  • Hound_Dog Posts: 1822
    Motor Head Hound_Dog
    15 Mar 2018 11:46 AM
    Harley bearings are shit. First tyre change bin the lot and go, as mentioned above, with All Balls kits.
  • B0GN Posts: 248
    South Oz
    Stock Poster B0GN
    18 Mar 2018 10:10 PM
    Posted by chriso on 14 Mar 2018 09:50 PM

    I just change em every 3rd tyre change now, 25,30 thou ks and just use HD, they not that expansive plus ABS bikes do have the sensor in them in one side as you said.

    Also always take bike for a run round the block after a wash to dispense any water, fucked if I know if it makes a difference but just an old habit.

     That very bloody handy info for a newbie to bikes and HD. Cheers Chris. 

  • Big Steve Posts: 577
    Yarra Ranges
    Performance Poster Big Steve
    29 May 2018 04:39 PM
    I obviously jinxed myself.

    My rear wheel bearing colapsed on the way to work today with just under 45,000km.
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2114
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    30 May 2018 10:06 AM
    I had an out rigger bearing support made up, bolted to outside of belt drive Sproket took place of spacer. puts bearing just inside swingarm. best thing I have done. would help as a extra sealed bearing to support wheel. but I did it on an 01 carb dyna. would have to look at new ones.

  • rodders Posts: 5591
    =Moderator=
    Forum Legend rodders
    31 May 2018 07:46 PM
    Seems wheel bearing aint what they used to be. I replaced mine at 20,000kms when fitting new alloy wheels. The front was swapped out again at about 55,000km's.
    I had a front wheel bearing collapse at 29,000 kms on my BMW. It was incredibly lucky that I was only riding slow thru traffic when it happened. If it had happened at highway speed I might not be here.
    Now here's the rub...the bearing for by BMW cost.........12 bucks each.
    I'll be fucked if I will risk my safety for such a low cost item so I'm going to make it a habit of replacing all wheel bearings at every 25,000 km's.

    It's just not worth the risk.
  • markwoumla Posts: 1465
    Performance Poster markwoumla
    31 May 2018 09:22 PM
    Cant disagree that wheel  bearings can fail, they are a mechanical part. Some have had  failures at low kms,, others have had many high  km bikes  and no failures. Is it luck of the draw ,,, low quality bearings , etc ?? .. Take your pick … Every say, second or third  tyre change seems a good idea to change them to lower the risk .. 

    We can talk about this or that wheel bearing is shit etc,,, But installation of a wheel bearing, (especially on a two wheel vehicle), is important... It is not rocket science, but you should have a good idea what your doing .

    The primary bearing, (that's the abs bearing side on abs bikes), gets seated first in the hub, (ie , cant go any further).
    In goes the spacer,, making sure it is not rounded or damaged.
    Now install the standard bearing on the other side.  This bearing , (for want of a better word), floats. ie , it does not have a groove to seat into like the primary bearing.  It is pushed into hub until it makes firm  contact with the spacer. (By firm, with your fingers , the spacer should have no in or out play,,, but should be able to move side to side, so the axle can slide  through without have to belt it through with a sledge hammer.  An example would be ,, like  finding zero lash when adjusting pushrods....
    There is some tolerance , But if your way out , you can put some major stress on bearings resulting in failures... 

    When you hear new bikes , or low km bikes having wheel bearing failures, (which is not acceptable), do we put the blame on crappy bearings or incorrect  installation from factory etc... Fucked if I know.. But if you are going to change them yourself do some research. 




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