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Due to my submariner adventure I'm now in the midst of changing my rear wheel bearings.
When I did get it running (after 2 weeks of drying it out and replacing the brain) and I first put it in drive to move it it acted stuck like the parking brake was on,put it in reverse and "POP" it moved.
Drove it about 2 miles.
The slight hum before the incident turned into a rumbling grumble after.

It's been sitting on stands with the rear sorta apart,wheels and brakes off,CV outta the passenger side (still trying to get bolts apart on drivers side) for a week or so.
Went out today to take some measurements for bearing puller I'm making at work.

Hubs won't even turn after sitting this short time.
They've continued to rust themselves into a solid mass.

I'm not kidding,no more mud and water for me.
 

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I'm really starting to jones here.:new_multi:
Haven't been off road in going on a month. :yell:
 

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Got the last part I needed to finish getting it back together, (control arm bushing),got about 2.5/3.0 hours work to do.
Now if it would just stop raining long enough for me to do it!
 

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Realized I haven't taken any pics.

Passenger side done,this was the side with the locked up bearing.
Just need to torque every thing and bleed brake.




Drivers side,side I had to cut control arm bolt at both ends to get it apart.






Messy workbench under carport with CV and hub/knuckle assembly ready to go back on.




My security system.



When done will have new bearings,seals,brake shoes and brake hardware.
Pulled apart CV's and cleaned/re-packed with grease.

Here's to hoping it's dry tomorrow,I'm ready to get this thing done.:rock:
 

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Well got the rear end all back together and took it out on the road.
Have come to the conclusion that I've also got a bad front wheel bearing as well.
A hum you can just feel in a straight line and gets real loud when turning left.
So I guess I'm gonna start pulling the front end apart.
(seems this is gonna go on for ever)

This is a lesson for all you who wanna play in the mud and water.


P.S.
And to top it off I have a squeak/chirp in front on my Yamaha Roadstar.
Put it up on the lift and the front wheel bearings are shot!

I'm not a happy camper.:mob:
 

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Yes I've already ordered them at my local dealer,they were open on Labor day.
Will be here Wednesday.
$28.99 out the door.

I changed them about 50,000 miles ago.
 

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Started on the front.

Got the Knuckle off and the hub pressed out.





New bearing ready to go in.




Still gotta pull CV's and open them up to check for water.
With a little luck should have both side done sometime this weekend.
:banana:
 

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Good luck with the wheel bearings.

I like the set up for the bike, not to go off topic but.
Any other engine work other then the pipe and hiflow intake?
 

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Ported intake manifold,newer ECU with higher rev limit,Dyna coils and wires,modified baffle in the Pro-pipe.
Not a hot rod but it's been the best bike I've ever owned,and I've owned quite a few.
 
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