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Rear hub issues do your maintenance

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I took the bike out last weekend (650R)and something was really wrong with the bike. Here's what happens when you keep procracinating on routine maintenance.

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Got back from a laughlin run (400 Miles) in January and just parked the bike in the garage, didn't even wash it. Last weekend I rode maybe 10 miles with my wife on the back and felt like I had a flat tire. The tire was actually rubbing against my swing arm. I knew I needed to change out the bearrings, but just put it off for another day. So here are the results of procracinating.

I see a complete rear rim with tire, rotor and sprocket on ebay, but hesitate wanting to spend 300+ on what it's presently going for.

Does anyone have a stock hub they would be willing to part with?

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Before the Laughlin ride I had just a very slight side to side play in the wheel but never checked it after. I never checked it on the next ride either, my wife and I rode maybe 5-10 miles when I noticed just how bad things were. I have to believe I did alot of the damage on the Laughlin ride because I can't see 10 miles of riding chewing up that spacer like it did.

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Anyone have any suggestions of where I can find a new (used) hub besides the Honda dealership? Honda wants $260 for a new hub. Some of you like to change out your rear wheels with Talon hubs and you motar guys got to have a hub sitting around, I'm perfectly happy with the stock set up just need to come up with a hub at a resonable price. I want the bike back together soon because this is the prime time for riding here in CA. I tried to bid on a complete rear rim on ebay but lost it in the final seconds. What is a cush hub?

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Anyone have any suggestions of where I can find a new (used) hub besides the Honda dealership? Honda wants $260 for a new hub. Some of you like to change out your rear wheels with Talon hubs and you motar guys got to have a hub sitting around, I'm perfectly happy with the stock set up just need to come up with a hub at a resonable price. I want the bike back together soon because this is the prime time for riding here in CA. I tried to bid on a complete rear rim on ebay but lost it in the final seconds. What is a cush hub?

Rubber mounted to absorb some of the driveline shock. Only consider it if you do lots of street riding.

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Oh and Desertskyy, you might want to keep your garage door locked, you may come home and find your missing a rear wheel. :applause:

Hey, Im not the one that does'nt wash and inspect his bike after each ride.:applause: My bike was fully washed and ready the day after that 125 miler in January including changing out my flat tire.:cry: BTW my bike is locked in my garage. Can't trust anyone these days even a guy like you that I have know for 38 years. Now, we could go by Reeds house and steal his bike.:lol: Also, get your bike back together as I am itching to go riding. My basketball coaching ends this upcoming weekend.

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The stock hubs are notorious for going out.

Really? What rock have I been hiding under, I thought they held up rather well.

I'm sorry about your hub, but I can't let go of my spare stock hub/wheel. I have a complete frt & rear after installing new Talons & Excels. Might put a paddle tire on the stocker for sand weekends...

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The stock hubs are notorious for going out. get a aftermarket wheel and you will fair much better.

Yea I have never heard of this ever being a problem either. I'm the only 650r owner that I know of who has blown out his hub. The problem was 100% my fault. My bike has roughly 6 thousand miles on it that I put on it and whatever the previous owner put on it. If the bearrings were replaced this would of never been an issue.

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The stock hubs are notorious for going out.

my buddy had his explode on a hillclimb sending his chain through the case. $900 in labor and $2800 in parts later he had a new motor and wheel , thank god for that extended warranty. honda picked up the parts and he paid the labor.

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This hub issue is still new to me, I'm sure somebody has destroyed one here and ther, but for all the years at this board this hasn't been a big topic...

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