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Buellmeister57
Posted on Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 08:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My 09 Uly with 23,000 miles has developed a random click that sounds like its coming from the rear wheel. It is fairly loud, happens anywhere from 15 to 30 seconds while riding. I recently replaced the belt. Any thoughts?
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Froggy
Posted on Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 10:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The first things I would check are the wheel bearings (both rear and front), and the belt tensioner pulleys.
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Buellmeister57
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018 - 05:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks. I was hoping it was something simple. The tensioner seemed fine when i replaced the belt. I didn't pull the axle when i replaced the belt, just loosened it.
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That really sounds like a wheel bearing to me too.
Mine did that when I was backing it out of my garage after riding previously in the rain.
Popped off the "seals" with a pick and sure enough, they filled up with rusty water.
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Yan
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

so if they are filled with rusty water - can you dry them up and fill with new grease and close the seals or it's pretty much a death sentence for the bearings? Thanks!
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Etennuly
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018 - 01:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If they are rusty you are down to emergency get you home use even with a fresh load of grease.
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Arry
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018 - 02:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If the bearing seizes up, it can spin the outer race in the wheel, and ruin your wheel.
Much better to check bearings, and not risk having to buy a new wheel.
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Buellmeister57
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018 - 05:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I purchased a 3 bearing wheel from Al at American Sportbike several years ago. He installed the bearings too. I'm close to needing a new tire anyway. I've never had the wheel out of the box. Do I transfer the rotor and pulley and mount a new tire then install the wheel? Same torque values?
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Desert_bird
Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 02:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I recently had to get the (3) rear wheel bearings out of a wheel. They were all rough. Stacking bearings this way make it impossible to re-grease. Another one of those Buell design flaws that always make me scratch my head. Al installed the bearings into a new rear wheel. Thought it would be easy enough, but they wouldn't budge. I had to take them to a HD dealer. Not sure, but I suspect Al used some sort of an adhesive.

DB
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Shoggin
Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 03:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have had several sets of wheel bearings (both front and rear) fail catastrophically within 80 miles of that random click.

You might be able to see grease leaking out of the bad one. But I would swap ALL of them no matter what.
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Buellmeister57
Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 08:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm probably going to install the new 2010 wheel and keep the old wheel for a spare.

Does the 2010 wheel install the same?
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Froggy
Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yep installs the same, make sure you use the black axle.
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 - 09:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Also, don't lose the tiny thin black spacer.
That's the one spooky thing about the 2010 wheel kit.
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018 - 09:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Dammit. My X1 rear wheel made clicking on the way home today.
I'll wager its a bearing.
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Buellmeister57
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 08:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Good information! I'm assuming the bearings in my 09 wheel are available at NAPA, Auto Zone, etc. I might as well replace them and have a back up wheel. What part # do I need?
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Dtaylor
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 01:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The two bearing rear wheels use 6006-2rs bearings, a standard size.

You can get them at NAPA and its ilk, but you might have to wait for them to order them in from another location. There will be no guarantee of a manufacturer, and you will be paying $30 to $60 a piece.

If you want instant gratification, and bearings made by big name companies (NTN, FAG, SKF, etc.), try a bearing supply shop. They typically have them on hand for about $40 a piece.

You can also get All Balls bearings for under $10 a piece, either online or maybe your local motorsport parts counter.

https://www.allballsracing.com/6006-2rs.html

I've used the less expensive bearings with no issue, but like a few others on this board, I prefer to re-pack them with waterproof bearing grease. I use the heated hub method for bearing installs, rather than pressing them in. There are various threads on BWB that have good info on the re-packing and the installation of bearings.

(Message edited by dtaylor on June 22, 2018)
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Buellmeister57
Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 06:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

UPDATE. I installed the 2010 3 bearing wheel with a new Bridgestone BT-023 tire. The drive side bearing in the old wheel was toast. All seems well.

Hope to attend the WV Buell Rally. See you guy then.
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