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  • ralphski Posts: 1068
    NE Foothills, ADELAIDE
    Performance Poster ralphski
    30 Nov 2019 01:03 PM
    only got 19600 km's out of front tyre on my CVO Springer.
    last 408, got 26200 km's.
    have just fitted a Dunlop Elite 4, see how they go.
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  • Far Canal Posts: 1764
    Motor Head Far Canal
    30 Nov 2019 01:41 PM
    I'd be thrilled to get anywhere near 19,600 klms out of a tyre.
    Don't think I have had one last more than 10,000.
  • gidgi Posts: 818
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    30 Nov 2019 01:55 PM
    Just a random question how often would you change your wheel bearings ? I have heard every second Tyre change to be sure to be sure
  • Ken in Cairns Posts: 481
    Cairns FNQ
    Stage 1 Poster Ken in Cairns
    30 Nov 2019 04:29 PM
    That seems to be the concenses.
    I just did both sets, ABS ones from EasyR and the other plain std ones from a bearing mob.
    Found my lower steering head bearing race also needed doing had eroded notches in it, both top and lower cost 35 buck from the bearing mob.
    So I am  going to run an earthing cable to the steering head as it looks like it could have been arc tracking, though the headlights look to have an earth wire, so not positive that was the cause, but bike only has 16000 Kay's on it. Need to investigate a bit more.
  • paulybronco Posts: 11960
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    30 Nov 2019 08:55 PM
    Quoting gidgi on 30 Nov 2019 01:55 PM
    Just a random question how often would you change your wheel bearings ? I have heard every second Tyre change to be sure to be sure
    I have done 60000klm on my street glide.....same bearings
  • gidgi Posts: 818
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    01 Dec 2019 07:26 AM
    Quoting gidgi on 30 Nov 2019 01:55 PM
    Just a random question how often would you change your wheel bearings ? I have heard every second Tyre change to be sure to be sure
    Quoting paulybronco on 30 Nov 2019 08:55 PM
    I have done 60000klm on my street glide.....same bearings
    thats a lot of Revaluations Pauly Iam approaching 50k  but the 21" wheel was put on at 1,500klms .never really thought about it till recently heard some horror stories... hmm next Tyre change me thinks
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 2703
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    01 Dec 2019 08:39 AM
    Quoting gidgi on 30 Nov 2019 01:55 PM
    Just a random question how often would you change your wheel bearings ? I have heard every second Tyre change to be sure to be sure
    Gigi I  have not had to change wheel bearings on a Harley for ages, but all mine have had 130 90 16 rear some had 21" front or 19" and I used to drag race with skinny rear tyre too. I think as rear tyres got fatter it put more stress on wheel brearings, I've also had out rigger bearing supports on drive side rear wheel that would be a good idea with the big rear tyres as one more bearing
  • Ken in Cairns Posts: 481
    Cairns FNQ
    Stage 1 Poster Ken in Cairns
    01 Dec 2019 10:24 AM
    They also changed the drive side bearing from a duel row to a single row some time back.
    I think that hasn't helped with longevity.

  • ralphski Posts: 1068
    NE Foothills, ADELAIDE
    Performance Poster ralphski
    01 Dec 2019 10:56 AM
    wheel bearings
    check whenever the wheel is removed from the bike.
    spin the inner race with your finger, if it feels smooth with no free play, it's fine....
    outer race should be tight in the hub
    re-place as necessary
  • gidgi Posts: 818
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    01 Dec 2019 12:39 PM
    Quoting ralphski on 01 Dec 2019 10:56 AM
    wheel bearings
    check whenever the wheel is removed from the bike.
    spin the inner race with your finger, if it feels smooth with no free play, it's fine....
    outer race should be tight in the hub
    re-place as necessary
    makes perfect sense, but like I said never really thought about it at when wheels are off cheers ,Sorry to Hijack ya thread Ol mate
  • mickle Posts: 2030
    Meadow Heights Victoria
    Motor Head mickle
    02 Dec 2019 08:37 AM
    Change mine around 40,000kms, just in case, I don't like sitting on the back of Chinas bike.
  • gidgi Posts: 818
    NSW
    Performance Poster gidgi
    02 Dec 2019 08:48 AM
    Quoting mickle on 02 Dec 2019 08:37 AM
    Change mine around 40,000kms, just in case, I don't like sitting on the back of Chinas bike.
    Your right for the sake of a few bucks I think the peace of mind is worth it 
  • Daffy Posts: 83
    Angaston SA
    Stock Poster Daffy
    02 Dec 2019 09:18 AM
    Quoting gidgi on 30 Nov 2019 01:55 PM
    Just a random question how often would you change your wheel bearings ? I have heard every second Tyre change to be sure to be sure
    As discussed on another thread I started,I just shattered a drive side rear wheel bearing.Im changing them every second tyre from now on. My bike is a 2011 deluxe. Done 32500 kilometres. 
  • ralphski Posts: 1068
    NE Foothills, ADELAIDE
    Performance Poster ralphski
    02 Dec 2019 08:17 PM
    Quoting mickle on 02 Dec 2019 08:37 AM
    Change mine around 40,000kms, just in case, I don't like sitting on the back of Chinas bike.
    that's not what we've heard.....
  • tussuck Posts: 2101
    Melbourne
    Motor Head tussuck
    03 Dec 2019 11:56 AM
    Quoting gidgi on 30 Nov 2019 01:55 PM
    Just a random question how often would you change your wheel bearings ? I have heard every second Tyre change to be sure to be sure
    Quoting Daffy on 02 Dec 2019 09:18 AM
    As discussed on another thread I started,I just shattered a drive side rear wheel bearing.Im changing them every second tyre from now on. My bike is a 2011 deluxe. Done 32500 kilometres. 
    Are they that crappy that a wheel bearing blows that frequently.  I just did the rear one @ 100,000km on the Sporty.
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