06 yz 450 hubs

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  • yam 3

Posted March 07, 2007 - 06:17 AM


So i was washing the bike yesterday and discovered the wheel bearings seemed loose. No problem just remove and replace. Wrong! the bearing has spun in the hub. The funny thing is i could remave the bearing with my finger, even past where the dust seal sits. This looks like a incorrectly machined hub to me as all of the bearings I have ever seen in rear hubs were press fit, not slip fit. Anybody else have this issue? Might be why some have had exploding hubs?

  • matts06yzf

Posted March 07, 2007 - 06:27 AM


Yeah Lots of issues here. Do a search but I had the same problem, had some rear wheel slop so i went to put new bearings in WRONG,,,,, hub was all to pieces inside. I bought talons front and back, I dont want my hub to grenade on me 4th pinned hitting a triple:naughty: . Its a issue for sure, Some blame to tight of a chain or Sprockets bolts to loose this was not the case for me at all. There is a thread around here somewhere where Yamaha finally admitted a "bad batch" of hubs. I say replace them and forget it

  • yam 3

Posted March 08, 2007 - 07:33 AM


Yeah I saw all of the posts. Mine was not bad, just barely noticible. The local dealer would not call in the warranty because the bike is almost a year old. I mentioned to him that I have had bikes that were 10 years old and never had this problem. Bummer...atleast the old two smokers wheel fits!

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  • yam 3

Posted March 15, 2007 - 12:10 PM


Yamaha is going to replace my hub, bearings, and seals! Gotta love that!

  • Ga426owner

Posted March 15, 2007 - 02:20 PM


Yamaha is going to replace my hub, bearings, and seals! Gotta love that!

lucky Bast#@$...........who is your dealer...they need some free confirmation.....:applause: :eek: :lol:

  • yam 3

Posted March 16, 2007 - 05:40 AM


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