buried it up to the top of the wheels in sand

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  • paul19513

Posted January 13, 2011 - 08:16 AM


recently I went to the dunes and hit a patch of loose wet sand and buried it to the top of the wheels I searched and couldn't find anything regarding anything like this. my bike was buried for close to an hour as I was by myself the question I have is the sand went past the outer cup and the seal and was sitting on the sealed wheel bearing,

do I need to replace the wheel bearings ?
AND I am going to take the suspention all apart and re- grease , is there anything else that anyone can think of that needs done

  • Birdy426

Posted January 13, 2011 - 12:30 PM


You may want to pull the valve cove rto see if you sucked any sand up the crank case breather as well...

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  • paul19513

Posted January 13, 2011 - 09:04 PM


cool good idea I need to check the valves again anyway and do you guys know if I should replace the wheel bearings they don't seem like they have any grit in them

  • atitagain

Posted January 14, 2011 - 06:29 AM


How do you sink the front wheel in wet sand? I ride Glamis often....and the sand only gets that soft when it is VERY dry. I'm not saying it didn't happen....just curious.

  • paul19513

Posted January 14, 2011 - 07:50 AM


it rains allot up here in the winter,I have never seen it before but the guys I usually ride with have . the sand just looked wet when I hit it I absolutely stopped, and both tires were completely buried. it was Quicksand, here is a link as how it forms http://www.unmuseum.org/quicksand.htm


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