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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-05-2018, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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950 wheel bearing popped

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I'm creating a membership to this forum to create exposure to the wheel bearing issue I just experienced on my 2009 950 V-Star. I was on my way up to the Smokey Mtns for the week to play a few days. Just south of Macon I felt change in the bike. Like a light switch all of a sudden I was feeling a LOT of vibration in the whole bike. I slowed down and took the next exit. 1st gear was really notchy, it wouldn't pull cleanly, like the belt was slipping. Turns out it was. The whole axle wore into the axle adjusters in the swingarm and ended up seizing inside them. Took a lot of WD-40 and whacking with a large brass hammer to get it out.

Got a few bearings and seals on order from Ron Ayers for the fix. Now I have a good excuse to go buy a 20T press from Harbor Freight.

Anyway, hello everyone! Once I can post further I'll be creating a thread in the Vstar subforum.
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The one on the left was the pulley side adjuster
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-05-2018, 06:14 PM
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Welcome. Those adjusters look shot. New parts in your future? How many miles are on your bike?
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17k miles. ...but the belt was banjo string tight ...
If you want to destroy the wheel bearings on a MC with belt drive, that is the way to do it.

Chain drive vs shaft drive vs belt drive each have their advantages and trade-offs.
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Hope you get back on the road soon. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forum...ms-bike-month/

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Ride often and safe.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-06-2018, 07:02 PM
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Hi Matt,

Welcome to the forums from the Netherlands!

Sorry to hear about your problem, bu tit looks like you have everything under control already. Well done!

Kind regards, Wim
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