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Originally posted by FWC
About the R1100S rear drive bearings... I have friends with BMW R1150GS and K1200LT bikes who have had those large ring bearings fail inside the rear drive itself.
The large ring bearings in my original rear drive on my 2000 model 'S took a dump ~27K miles. The whole drive was replaced under warranty.

At 40K miles, considering the seals and bearings I have put into my drivetrain, I am right at the breakeven point versus chain and sprocket replacement costs. One more failure, though, and the chain will pull ahead. I still hate lubing chains, so I guess that counts for something.

In my opinion, for street bikes, belt drives are the way to go.

BMW: 2016 R1200RS, 2000 R1100S, 1975 R90S
Ducati: 2008 S2R1000, 1998 900 Supersport Final Edition
Honda: 1998 CBR1100XX Super Blackbird
Norton: 1974 Commando 850
Triumph: 2020 Speed Triple, 1971 T120R Bonneville
Old 07-12-2006, 12:11 PM
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