Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Hi, I am opening this site back up for new members. I closed it due to a few members complaining. Please just accept the site for what it is. The site is 'what it is'. We hope you enjoy the site. Please also join www.maxi-scoots.com
 
HomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Maxi-scoots.com (Please read)
by GHM-PM Today at 9:12 am

» Site will not link with FaceBook...please read
by oldwingguy Today at 8:48 am

» Reg/Rec: 2002 location
by Cosmic_Jumper Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:32 pm

» Front brake caliper
by Mech 1 twa Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:22 pm

» Arizona Silver Wing/ scooter owners meet-up.
by GHM-PM Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:32 am

» Rear wheel spline wear
by Easyrider Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:04 pm

» How deep is the rider's seat foam on a SW?
by Az Kicker Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:27 pm

» Announcement for promotional sale from Dr.Pulley
by Dr.Pulley_ Daniel Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:26 am

» 2010 silverwing low beam head LIGHT
by Ghost-rider Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:44 pm

» front brake light switch
by Dale N. Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:26 am

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic
Share | 
 

 front bearings?

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Lordbal
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 22
Age : 46
Location : South Carolina
Points : 2785
Registration date : 2011-03-15

PostSubject: front bearings?   Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:50 pm

I think my front bearings are going, I hear a scraping\light grinding coming from the front. Nothing stuck under the wheel well, already removed and checked. Read the topic on removing the front wheel, which is something I can do. What I want to know is can I replace the bearings myself, is it easy? And are there any tutorials and\or tips anyone can share? And, if not done immediately, about how much more ride can I get out of them, and what are the consequences if I am out on the road and they go entirely? Only been 30 miles since I noticed the noise. If not the bearings then what?
Thank you
Back to top Go down
tankyuong
Silver Wing Rider
Silver Wing Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 475
Age : 43
Location : Missouri
Points : 4047
Registration date : 2009-07-12

PostSubject: Re: front bearings?   Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:45 pm

brake pad dragging noise?
Back to top Go down
Lordbal
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 22
Age : 46
Location : South Carolina
Points : 2785
Registration date : 2011-03-15

PostSubject: Re: front bearings?   Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:21 pm

hmmm possibly, although they are new and installed by a honda dealer shop.
Back to top Go down
model28a
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2098
Age : 65
Location : St.Pete.FL.
Points : 5329
Registration date : 2010-02-03

PostSubject: Re: front bearings?   Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:16 am

Did your dealer use OEM pads? My dealer put non OEM pads on (EBC I think) I took it back as they were dragging and was told they would seat in. Long story short they ruined my disk. I went to the parts department and was told use only Honda OEM parts so I got anew disk and OEM pads and put them on myself and all was fine. I well never have anyone else but me do them again and with OEM parts.
My 2 cents
Back to top Go down
Old Limey
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert
avatar

Number of posts : 857
Age : 74
Location : BOLTON LANCASHIRE ENGLAND
Points : 3973
Registration date : 2010-06-09

PostSubject: Re: front bearings?   Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:28 pm

Lordbal, how many miles has the bike done? Not advisable to run on worn bearings(if confirmed) at all.
Back to top Go down
micbusathens
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 192
Age : 57
Location : Athens Greece
Points : 2583
Registration date : 2012-04-05

PostSubject: Re: front bearings?   Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:11 pm

Try to apply some braking to the front using your right lever only.If the noise changes then your pads need some time to"seat"
Back to top Go down
Lordbal
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 22
Age : 46
Location : South Carolina
Points : 2785
Registration date : 2011-03-15

PostSubject: Re: front bearings?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:28 pm

got almost 60,000 miles on it. tried the braking, no change. dont really know if they used oem or not. I would imagine because of the mileage, it is the bearings. no worries, I just ordered new ones today. should get them next week. So they are easy to install myself?
Back to top Go down
Old Limey
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert
avatar

Number of posts : 857
Age : 74
Location : BOLTON LANCASHIRE ENGLAND
Points : 3973
Registration date : 2010-06-09

PostSubject: Re: front bearings?   Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:05 pm

The real expert is Bigbird, but i have changed wheel bearings a few times,take your time think twice before acting.With the wheel off(and on a bench)heat up the bearings or the metal holding them in: not red hot, just very warm, the idea is to expand the metal. With a drift or punch of some kind tap around the lower bearing through the upper one moving all around until it comes out.Then repeat from the inside on the other one. With the casing heated as before(after cleaning)use the old bearing to gently tap the new bearings into place.Try not to put any pressure on the inner bearing at any time. This is how i have fitted mine. If someone more knowledgeable than me disagrees or advises a different way of doing them then take thier advice. Smile
Back to top Go down
Waspie
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2392
Age : 66
Location : Portland, UK
Points : 5896
Registration date : 2009-07-26

PostSubject: Re: front bearings?   Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:44 pm

When fitting bearings I tend to place the new bearings in the freezer for an hour or so before installing.
Back to top Go down
https://www.facebook.com/Waspie41
 
front bearings?
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You can reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Honda Silver Wing :: "Pictorials" Maintenance-
Post new topic   Reply to topicJump to: