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Old 19th August 2019
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Default Bearing blowout!!

Riding at 80 MPH when this happens which creates the worst front end high speed wobble I've ever experienced to date. Thought I was going down for sure. Got her slowed down only to find out that I couldn't find the source of the problem. So then I limped it home at 15 MPH to do a more thorough search and found metal shavings around the right rear bearing. Then I pulled the wheel off to find out I only had one ball bearing left.

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Is that the stock pulley. How many miles on the bike?
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Lucky escape!
I'm surprised you didn't hear/feel something long before though.
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Definitely not all balls bearing .
I'm glad it worked out as it did!
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Is that the stock pulley. How many miles on the bike?
It's a 70T I bought long time ago. Dont remember much about it. 16,500 miles.

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Mine went at 26k. Looking back it twitched a little before & I put it don to the hailstones I was riding on.
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Been there once... since then NEW BEARINGS EVERY TIRE CHANGE!!!!!! (Cheap insurance and peace of mind).

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