The big trip

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Re: The big trip

Post by Mr Wazzock » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:54 pm

+1 !
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Re: The big trip

Post by Fran » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:14 pm

I need some help we have a 16 GU and the rear wheel bearings are bad. A couple of questions could I remove the wheel bearings from the spare wheel and use them? What size are the bearings maybe I can get some here. I can have some shipped from Ural Miami but it would be a lot easier to get them here. Has any one changed these out and what is the procedure, do I need any special tools? Any and all advice is welcome and appreciated.

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Re: The big trip

Post by WEGUNTER » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:06 pm

Yes. Bearings are easy to remove. Go to Bill Glasser's site MyUral.com for instructions. You should be able to source the bearings at an automotive parts store. Only difference is you have sealed bearings.

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Re: The big trip

Post by Fran » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:17 pm

I have just realized that the spare is for the rear not the other 2 like I thought. I plan to swap that out tomorrow and the source the bearings here. Albuquerque gave me the bearing number. Checked Bill's site I am not sure if m wheel is the same as he has but it looks fairly similar. I just hope it is as simple as it seems on his site. Thanks I appreciate the help.

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Re: The big trip

Post by Manscout » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:18 am

Fran wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:17 pm
I have just realized that the spare is for the rear not the other 2 like I thought. I plan to swap that out tomorrow and the source the bearings here. Albuquerque gave me the bearing number. Checked Bill's site I am not sure if m wheel is the same as he has but it looks fairly similar. I just hope it is as simple as it seems on his site. Thanks I appreciate the help.
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Re: The big trip

Post by Peter Pan » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:49 pm

Hello Yvonne and Fran,
Easy as pie. You get them at any car / bearing spare shop. My first choice SKF with plastic seals. (Most probable 6204.) Just go for the spare knock out the bearings and get new. Best to put some of the anti sieze paste.
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Re: The big trip

Post by Fran » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:18 pm

Here is the situation as of now. I swapped out the rear wheel for the spare. (In my last post on the big trip I called the spare a waste and just extra weight. How wrong was I.) That went fine the disc came off fairly easily and it all went back on the bike without problems. Are they serious about temporary use only or is it like the gas cans not being for gas? 80k max not an issue as that is our max normally.
I got one bearing out of the original wheel reasonably easily but could not budge the bolts on the splined flange. Luckily there is a KTM dealer nearby where they got the allen bolts off. Much beating with an impact driver finally paid off. The other bearing is now out they were both bad one really and the other not so bad. I have decided to have KTM press the new bearings in. If they were not so convenient I would do it myself using the old bearing and the dreaded hammer but why risk more problems. I also got the bearings from them and a couple of spares. The owner has raced in the Dakar 4 times and when I let him drive Pferdi, muy dificil was his comment.
The cause is I think grease and dirt getting in and clogging the bearings. I will have to add cleaning this in the future every 20,000k is my guess.
I have some parts coming from the US including the dust seal and as soon as I get that I will put the original wheel back on.
Thanks to every one for the advice and help you guys really have our back.

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Re: The big trip

Post by hotflash44 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:33 am

Hi, Fran/Yvonne found this on youtube very interesting right up your alley I think. www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK6MLqYD5cc&feature=youtu.be
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Re: The big trip

Post by Fran » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:07 pm

Here is a link to Yvonne's latest post and photos of the Darien Gap crossing.
https://fyoconnor.wixsite.com/nofixedab ... honduras-2
Enjoy it. I will post mine soon. Again thanks for all the help on the bearings.

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Re: The big trip

Post by Mr Wazzock » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:10 pm

Get 404 error page not found :(
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Re: The big trip

Post by Fran » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:11 pm

This link works I hope. Not sure what happened to the last one.
https://fyoconnor.wixsite.com/nofixedabode/recent-posts

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Re: The big trip

Post by Mr Wazzock » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:28 am

Excellent. Fabulous photos. :)
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Re: The big trip

Post by janialambar » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:18 pm

It's really a great trip guy; I'm so glad to know about the trip. I'm from SC and planning to go for a long ride.

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Re: The big trip

Post by janialambar » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:58 am

hotflash44 wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:33 am
Hi, Fran/Yvonne found this on youtube very interesting right up your alley I think. www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK6MLqYD5cc&feature=youtu.be
Thanks for the video guys.
+1

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Re: The big trip

Post by janialambar » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:13 am

Hello all, I'm looking here for some riding safety tips like gear, accessories, and awareness, etc. For a big trip there need to adopt some additional safety and what?

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