Wednesday, October 14, 2015

How to repair the BMW R1150GS rear wheel bearing in the field

This time I was able to get some footage of the repair of the rear wheel bearing and I want to share this with you.

3 comments:

  1. Good job!....and pretty fast too.

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  2. did you check pinion depth and backlash?

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    1. I did not check it during the field repair. Based on the opinion of my BMW expert (and I would agree with this thinking), the tolerances in the big ball bearing are so tight, that when you only change the big ball bearing there is no need for checking the pinion depth.
      However, when changing the crown wheel bearing (the smaller bearing in the inner side of the rear wheel drive which is the counter part of the big ball bearing) then you need to do the measuring. My friend (the BMW expert) has done that work in their shop and he told me that he did measure it. So I have no idea how he did it in details.

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