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Offline MGvaleri

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How many was that?? Rear wheel bearing failure.
« on: December 03, 2012, 02:35:52 pm »
How many was that??
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Re: How many was that??
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 02:35:56 am »
Trying to figure out what happened, new frames at the end of video.




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Re: How many was that??
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 02:48:57 am »

This has happened to me has happened since returning home, mileage 460 km round trip made ​​in highway, for a meeting with an old friend former GTRista.



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Re: How many was that??
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 04:24:51 am »
So the axle nut didn't come off but it looks like the axle shaft seized?  Bearing go bad in the rear wheel?  I've never seen anything like what you are showing.  The rear rotor doesn't look scorched so I don't think it was a rock jamming the rear brake pedal.  I can't really tell, MG.  I've updated your subject line a bit to get some more views on this.
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Re: How many was that?? Rear axle shaft seizing?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 07:08:04 am »
Man, that looks like some SERIOUS heat forward and below the right side of the end of the axle.  That's crazy weird.

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Re: How many was that?? Rear axle shaft seizing?
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Re: How many was that?? Rear axle shaft seizing?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2012, 08:20:47 am »
bearings or did you run over something?  That wheel shouldn't be wobbling like that.  Do me a favor and send a note to Ugo on what's going on and he can provide the translation. 
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Re: How many was that?? Rear axle shaft seizing?
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2012, 08:24:50 am »
 :yikes:
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Re: How many was that?? Rear axle shaft seizing?
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2012, 10:55:59 am »
Tramite Email una rivista di Moto Italiana (MOTOCICLISMO) da me interpellata a già  informato la casa madre (KAWASAKI)del mio accaduto.
In seguito v'informerò dell'evolversi di tale evento avuto al mio C14 (GTR 1400)


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Place Email one Italian Moto Rivista di (motorcycling) gives me a interpellata

informato home mom (KAWASAKI) accaduto of mine.

In seguito vi di tale informerò dell'evolversi avuto event to my C14 (GTR 1400)


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Re: How many was that?? Rear axle shaft seizing?
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2012, 11:02:05 am »
Not following you, MG  :'(
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Re: How many was that?? Rear axle shaft seizing?
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2012, 11:20:28 am »
Valerio's saying that he e-mailed the most important Italian motorbike magazine, "Motociclismo", and that they assured him about having immediately informed Kawasaki about it.
He'll keep us posted about the evolution.

My personal comment is that even if it is out of warranty and the mileage is high, things like that should never happen!
If the bearings suddendly broke/cracked it's a very serious problem: bearings should just become worn out and create play but NEVER break!  :o

I'm curious to know the feedback from Kawasaki: if they're serious they should send an inspector.

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Re: How many was that?? Rear axle shaft seizing?
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2012, 11:30:12 am »
Thanks Ugo, you've saved the day again.  So it has to do with bearings, then.  Time to check mine.  I've had good luck on this bike, unlike the C10, with the bearings.  I do check them every year at least and so far (knock on wood) no issues.
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Re: How many was that?? Rear axle shaft seizing?
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2012, 12:01:03 pm »
I'm not 100% sure it has to do with bearings, but I don't see what else it could be!
When braking you hear the "cling" sound that is probably due to an eccessive play because somethig "structural" broke: what else if not the bearings??

Anyway, I think that Kawasaki has now plenty of clips to examine before sending an ispector: let's wait for their reply... not for too long, eh?   ;)
If needed I will contact them to push things forward.
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Re: How many was that?? Rear axle shaft seizing?
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2012, 12:06:24 pm »
I'm not 100% sure it has to do with bearings, but I don't see what else it could be!
When braking you hear the "cling" sound that is probably due to an eccessive play because somethig "structural" broke: what else if not the bearings??

Anyway, I think that Kawasaki has now plenty of clips to examine before sending an ispector: let's wait for their reply... not for too long, eh?   ;)
If needed I will contact them to push things forward.

Good luck with that! At least you won't have to speak with Mark here in the US.
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Re: How many was that?? Rear axle shaft seizing?
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2012, 12:16:20 pm »
I think the contact name is Marco in Italy ::) .
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