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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation 09 V star 950 Rear wheel hub assembly

About 2 weeks a go I about lost it due to a loos rear axle, (my daily insp reviled nothing amiss), I did get some smoking comming from the rear end, I noticed oil or greas on the inside of the "drive sprocket" of the rear wheel.
All of this said my question is what type of lub is in the rear hub? and are the outer bearings sealed bearings? I know there is an outer wheel seal on each side. Sense the discovery I have made the proper adjustements. Still a bit Leary of riding it before a proper inspection from a pro.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 07:44 PM
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Just looked in my manual and it says lithium soap based grease for the oil seals and axle. It does not say anything about lube for the bearings or if they are sealed. I would not see an issue with putting a little grease into the bearings. There is not mention of lubing anything for the drive sprocket.

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Thanks Dontnonottin for the manual check,
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TDWay, the cush drive bearing is shot, if you have warranty than take the bike to the dealer, do not ride it as the wheel can lock up.
Yamaha has replaced several of them under warranty.
The cush drive has a needle bearing that goes out, the cush drive is the hub that the sprocket/pully is bolted too.
I had to replace mine at about 40K miles, I caught mine before it seized and spun on the hub and ruined cush drive,axel ect.
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TDWay, the cush drive bearing is shot, if you have warranty than take the bike to the dealer, do not ride it as the wheel can lock up.
Yamaha has replaced several of them under warranty.
The cush drive has a needle bearing that goes out, the cush drive is the hub that the sprocket/pully is bolted too.
I had to replace mine at about 40K miles, I caught mine before it seized and spun on the hub and ruined cush drive,axel ect.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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Mine is a 2009 V tween 950 XVS95Y, w/hard bags
Any idea what this job will cost if not warranted?
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 10:07 AM
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This affects all belt drive models.
You can get the bearings on the internet, it is a kit that has all the bearings and seals for around $60.00.
It is not a hard job to change, buy a bearing puller at Harbor Freight for $17.00 and remove the rear wheel and pull the cush drive off of the wheel and remove the seal and the snap rings from both sides and pull the inside ball bearing so you can remove the needle bearing collar so you can remove the needle bearing.
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Mine just failed for the second time, 2009 Vstar 950 tourer, done about 45,000 I had the bike from new, regular servicing etc. The first time it failed (30,000) it seized completely and wrote off the entire rear end, swing arm, axle and hub ($1300). Fortunately my wife and I were only traveling slowly, on a freeway it could have be very exciting. I have posted this before: any strange noises from the rear-end on these bikes stop immediately! The first failure was covered by the initial 2 year warranty, and afterwards I took the option of a further two years - so hopefully this latest problem will also be covered. On this occasion I heard the noise and perhaps not much damage has been done - I am taking it to the dealer on Tuesday. I should say that both the Yamaha dealers that handled this problem were very helpful, but there does seem to a design problem with this bike's rear end.
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A couple dealers have ruined the swing arm and the wheel, the cush drive bearing has frozen to the axel.
Yamaha has replaced several that have been out of warranty, they know about the problem.
Call Star motorcycles customer service at 800-656-7695 and tell them about the problem.
Tell the guy to quit pounding on it before he does a lot more damage, Take a sawsall and get enough clearance to cut the axel between the swingarm and the bushing on both sides so you can remove the wheel and push the axel out with the cush drive and not ruin the hub and swing arm.
[Get a bigger hammer does not work on everything]
To relube the cush drive needle bearing you pull the cush drive and take the ball bearing circlip out and pull the ballbearing out and than you can slide the collar out of the needle bearing and relube it, I use Kytec ultra lube which costs $60.00 for a 2 oz tube but any good molyd grease should be fine, there are two needles and two ballbearings in the wheel and drive.
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