Bullet: dodged


#1

The second generation Tuono has a weakness where the weatherproofing in the suspension dogbones isn’t good, the bearings rust and then the dogbone snaps, dumping the rear tyre into the seat unit.
I got a new abba stand so did my bearings last week. Think I just about caught them in time.


#2

Damn!!
I know the Speed Triple has a similar thing too when the rear hub on the single swing arm can seize if not regularly monitored.


#3

Rear hub of the vfr 800 was in much the same condition when I got it. Changed those out too.


#4

Bloody hell. Was this the bike you were trying to sell me yesterday? :slight_smile:


#5

well done for spotting that.


#6

I try to sell it to everyone.
Even tried to sell it back to the last owner yesterday!


#7

Sorry to be a bit dim, but are those rods the bearings (as I always thought bearings were ball-shaped)?


#8

Depends on the type of bearing, there’s roller, cone or ball. Different ones are better for different things.
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#9

They are Roller bearings


#10

Thank you - every day’s a school day!


#11

roller or needle bearings
depends on who you ask