R1100S worn 'wheel' bearings

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R1100S worn 'wheel' bearings

Postby ianc53 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:00 pm

At the last MOT my 2004 R1100S (38,000 miles) got an advisory for 'slight free play' in the rear wheel bearing. If I rock the rear wheel top to bottom or fore and aft there is about 1-2 mm of free play at the rim.
Does anyone in the Boxertrix world know which part of the 1100s's wonderful final system is responsible for the free play and what is needed to eliminate it? Is it a fix that could be attempted at home or is it a painful dealer experience?

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Re: R1100S worn 'wheel' bearings

Postby big rob » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:43 pm

Hi Ian, at 38,00 miles I would hazard a guess that it's the paralever bearings that need adjusting/ replacing.
The link below is both informative and quite funny, I followed it to sort the bearings on our 1100s' sssss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0_j8SuiFQI

I've got the fancy socket you see in the video if you want to borrow it.

Cheers,
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Re: R1100S worn 'wheel' bearings

Postby ianc53 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:29 am

Thanks Rob, it's a good video - he's got a great style. So you think it's the paralever bearings themselves rather than anything in the rear drive unit itself?

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Re: R1100S worn 'wheel' bearings

Postby Blackal » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:09 am

I’d imagine if it was the paralever bearings - that the hugger (if fitted) - would move the same as the wheel.

If not - it should be the bevel gear bearings?

It’s not much of a deflection, but should be able to rig up something to check?
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Re: R1100S worn 'wheel' bearings

Postby dave the german » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:22 pm

big rob wrote:Hi Ian, at 38,00 miles I would hazard a guess that it's the paralever bearings that need adjusting/ replacing.
The link below is both informative and quite funny, I followed it to sort the bearings on our 1100s' sssss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0_j8SuiFQI

I've got the fancy socket you see in the video if you want to borrow it.

Cheers,
Rob & Gail :)


That video is brilliant!! He's so laid back he's practically horizontal!! I've got the socket too if anyone close by needs to do this job
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Re: R1100S worn 'wheel' bearings

Postby boxerscott » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:52 am

Ian, I adjusted my paralever free play. It is straightforward to do. I followed instructions from the Clymer book I had. I recollect I had to use a heat gun to free off specific threadlock and then apply more threadlock.

I reckon it is not beyond the scope of a Fly Fifer :wink:

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Re: R1100S worn 'wheel' bearings

Postby ianc53 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:01 pm

Thanks guys, that all makes sense.
I'll have a go at adjusting the paralever bearing free play and see if that solves it. If not can look at bearing replacement and ultimately the bearings in the bevel box, but that will probably NOT be a job for this Fly Fifer at least.

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