950 wheel bearing popped
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.