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zukboy789

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  1. zukboy789

    Bad Product or Bad Mechanics?

    That would be the most probable cause. I had problems with the chain adjusters, but it was never that far off so I doubt that the crookedness would be the case.
  2. zukboy789

    Bad Product or Bad Mechanics?

    The spacers was snug enough against the inner races that it would not move. It was not tight enough to side load the bearing though.
  3. zukboy789

    Greasing sealed bearings

    Do not buy All Balls, they are garbage.
  4. zukboy789

    Bad Product or Bad Mechanics?

    I cannot honestly remember. After the bearing was installed, the spacer fit correctly. It was not tight enough to be side loaded.
  5. zukboy789

    Bad Product or Bad Mechanics?

    Jetrep, Old bearings were pulled with a bearing pulling device. (Slide a metal tube about 12 inches against a stopper). Bearings were pressed in with a press and the right size tool that fits over the bearing to make sure the inner race or balls dont get pressed on. It fit the bearing perfectly. After the bearing and spacers were installed, the snap ring was put in with not issue and everything fit perfectly. The seals were in stalled on the end and the end caps were put back on.
  6. zukboy789

    Bad Product or Bad Mechanics?

    This is a genuine question, what is it that I am doing wrong? I installed how All Balls calls for in their installation instructions
  7. zukboy789

    Bad Product or Bad Mechanics?

    Slowstepper, I was not present during the first install, so I cannot vouch for certainty that there was no side load applied. I talked to the mechanic and he said there should not have been an issue. I did not know that it was best to pull the seal and add grease. Lesson learned. I am speaking from experience with my bike and All Balls. I have had nothing but problems. As far as RMATV and All Balls, I do not believe they set out to screw me. I used to do alot of business with RMATV. They paid for the used hub and new set of bearings. The customer service was just difficult to work with this time. Maybe my experience differs from yours.
  8. zukboy789

    Bad Product or Bad Mechanics?

    The pictures do not lie, look at the axle blocks. The new set was given to me after the first incident, so I chalked that failure up as a freak incident. After this one, there is obviously something going on.
  9. zukboy789

    Bad Product or Bad Mechanics?

    T-Bone, There was noticeable squeaking coming from the rear hub, and the axle was spinning. This is what prompted me to pull the rear wheel. I have installed many bearings, and these are the only 2 situations I have had an issue. The failure was not the same, this time it was the brake side that failed. First time was drive side. I used a different spacer from the first failure. If there is something I am not doing right, Id like to uncover it. This is getting expensive, very quickly.
  10. zukboy789

    Bad Product or Bad Mechanics?

    The bearings are sealed ones and I properly installed the seals on the outside of the hub, which are then covered by the end caps.
  11. zukboy789

    Bad Product or Bad Mechanics?

    Never thought about pulling the seal to grease, I will keep that in mind for the future. There was no pressure applied to the inner race of the bearing, and I do not think the axle was over tightened.
  12. zukboy789

    Bad Product or Bad Mechanics?

    It is also worth mentioning that the first time it was one of the drive side bearing that failed, and this time it was the brake side that failed.
  13. zukboy789

    Bad Product or Bad Mechanics?

    Good catch, so what you see in the picture in the wheel is the spacer. If you look at the bottom of the first picture, I am holding a piece of the inner bearing race.
  14. zukboy789

    Bad Product or Bad Mechanics?

    The bearings are sealed ones, so you cannot grease them
  15. This post is not meant to be bashful in any way, however, I want to make people aware of recurring issue. I hope it saves others time and money. I purchased All Balls rear wheel bearings for my bike in 2013. Long story short, they failed on the first ride and destroyed my hub. I contacted the mechanic (a personal friend) and he ensured me that they were installed properly. I then contacted RMATV about the issue, and neither they nor All Balls were willing to help. After fighting tooth and nail, All Balls told me they were installed incorrectly and would not stand behind the failure. Again, I know that this was not the case. After several weeks of hounding RMATV to stand behind the products they sell, they ordered me a used hub off eBay and sent me a new set of All Balls wheel bearings. The hub arrived and the bearings in it were okay, so I saved the new set of bearings. In 2014, I needed the bearings replaced. I had the mechanic at work help me change them (he also owns a motorcycle/atv repair business). I watched the entire process so I know that nothing was done improperly. I have only rode 3 times since then (just graduated college and was working alot in the summers to pay for school). This past weekend, the new All Balls failed and destroyed my hub, spacers, axle, and possibly swing arm (axle seized and locked up, thus spinning on the swing arm). This was the 3rd ride on them (I checked the GoPro videos I had to verify this). Being a recent college grad with no current job, you can see why this is an issue. Maybe this is a sign I need to put the bike away for a while and work a little harder I have attached pictures of the damage. I hope this saves someone some trouble in the future. I have an hour meter, but I do not keep a log book of maintenance done because I adjust my maintenance schedule with conditions of riding with hours run (Total hours on my bike are 62.5 since purchasing 6 years ago). There can’t be more than 6 or 7 hours on these new bearings. I do keep a log book for my street bike and lawnmower, so I attached some pics to give some credibility to my story that I do take excellent care of my stuff. As you will figure out from the pic, I am extremely particular about my maintenance. If I take this much care of a lawnmower, you can imagine the level of care my bike gets. Thanks for taking the time to read. I hope I can save someone the headaches and lost riding time.
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