Rear wheel locked up
I have a 1600 Midnight Star, and I took it for a moderate little ride today, a couple hundred miles round trip. I was almost home, winding my way through miles and miles of windy foothill roads, and the rear wheel locked up on me. I had to use a cherry picker to lift the rear end and get it on the trailer to get it home. So when I got home I did a little research, and it looks like the cush needle bearing is the most likely culprit. The bike has about 47,000 miles on it, so my question is this, should I change all the bearings right now, which I can't really afford, or would it be safe to just change the bearing that froze up and leave the others in place until I can better afford it(there are 4 other bearing in the rear wheel alone). The others are sealed ball bearings I believe, and don't seem to go out as often as the needle bearings. Any thoughts? I'll be tearing it down in the morning, provided nothing else pops up.