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    ST1300 - Rear Flange Bearing Replacement

    Please: This is my first try at this, those with more experience please
    chime in with your tips and tricks that might help make this a better
    procedure.


    Rear Flange Bearing RR
    • Step 1
      Remove Ring - This is pretty simple, some needle nose pliers will
      work, the ring does not have a lot of tension on it.


    • Step 2
      Remove Flange - I had to tap my flange some to help loosen it up.





      Then, by jiggling it a little it will come right off.




    • Step 3
      Drive out Bearings - Using a socket, drive out the distance
      collar from the other side of the flange.





      You don't have to use much force.



      Now, using a smaller socket, drive out the distance collar from
      the bearings.




    • Step 4
      Install new Bearings - Some people put the new bearings in the
      freezer for a few hrs, I did for a couple and it helped but I should
      have left them in longer.

      The new bearings will tap into the distance collar pretty easy.





      Then line it up on the flange.



      To drive the near bearings into the flange, you can try using a
      large socket but make sure the socket only touches the outer
      race/part of the bearing - force on the bearings or inner race
      could render them inoperable.



      I had a couple socket that looked like they might work however,

      they had a beveled edge and I was afraid that would harm the
      outer race or do other damage.

      So, I used the old bearings and tapped the outer edge a little at a
      time to push the new bearings into the flange. Worked better than I
      thought it would.



    Some have used a board to drive in the bearings also.

    That's it! It's a lot easier than I thought.



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    Re: ST1300 Rear Flange Bearing Replacement

    Joe, I like it, very concise.

    The only thing I wondered is what the bearing numbers are. I believe the OEM bearing is Honda part #91052-KZ4-J21 "BEARING (6905RS)", and it appears you've used a substitute bearing number...could benefit somone to show those numbers.
    John - 2004 ST1300A

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    Re: ST1300 Rear Flange Bearing Replacement

    Bravo... I almost want to change mine...just to do it.....ALMOST
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    Re: ST1300 Rear Flange Bearing Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by jbaker940 View Post
    Joe, I like it, very concise.

    The only thing I wondered is what the bearing numbers are. I believe the OEM bearing is Honda part #91052-KZ4-J21 "BEARING (6905RS)", and it appears you've used a substitute bearing number...could benefit somone to show those numbers.
    John, the ones I used were from a local motorcycle shop. The brand is All Balls and they are marked as 6905RS but these are sealed on both sides.

    You can see the part number better here:
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    Re: ST1300 Rear Flange Bearing Replacement

    Joe- Why did you change them out? How many miles do you have on that bike? Did you just do it to give us this article? I think I may pull my rear wheel and check the bearings this winter since I have 43,500 on them.
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    Re: ST1300 Rear Flange Bearing Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by STindy05 View Post
    Joe- Why did you change them out? How many miles do you have on that bike? Did you just do it to give us this article? I think I may pull my rear wheel and check the bearings this winter since I have 43,500 on them.
    The Story: http://www.st-owners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54976

    I still want to open on the old ones to see if there really was some notching or if I was just imagining it. Either way, I got to see how easy they are to replace.

    Just over 15,000 miles on mine. Again, I 'think' mine were notchy.. not sure if that means they would fail in 1 mile or 10,000 miles..

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    Re: ST1300 Rear Flange Bearing Replacement

    i'm just wondering, this replacement isnt required at only 17k miles is it?
    what should i look for, or listen for if i need to do this. my '04 has 36k on it. i dont have any noticeable evidences that something is amiss back there.

    thanks


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    Re: ST1300 Rear Flange Bearing Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by STinner View Post
    i'm just wondering, this replacement isnt required at only 17k miles is it?
    what should i look for, or listen for if i need to do this. my '04 has 36k on it. i dont have any noticeable evidences that something is amiss back there.

    thanks


    dave
    With the wheel off, put your finger in the hole where the driven flange is and move the bearing... it should feel smooth... if it feels 'bumpy' or 'notchy' it means there is a possibility that it might fail.. no one will be able to tell you when it will fail.. but that rough feel is a sign it might.

    This should be something checked on every tire change.

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    Re: ST1300 Rear Flange Bearing Replacement

    sounds like a good practice to get into.
    i've always trusted the dealer at tire changes to
    do the right thing. well, the tupperware is off for
    a good cleaning right now underneath so its time to look for myself

    thanks joe




    dave

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    Re: ST1300 Rear Flange Bearing Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellow View Post
    John, the ones I used were from a local motorcycle shop. The brand is All Balls and they are marked as 6905RS but these are sealed on both sides.

    You can see the part number better here:
    I'd bet they are NSK bearings from that model number. Same bearings CBR deals and the same brand I put in my front wheel.
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