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Join Date: Jul 2008
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You have a 20 year old motorcycle in front of you, with an unknown past. You don't know how it was ridden, how it was maintained or how it was stored. Because of that, you have no way to really determine why the bearing failed.
What this becomes is an opportunity to discuss the importance of doing a complete safety inspection of a motorcycle before ever throwing a leg over the saddle. Too often, riders ASSUME everything is fine with their bike, then something catastrophic happens.
Good luck finding a new drive for the bike. Ebay is your best source for parts
Current Bikes -->
-1969 Indian MX125 -10-2009 to Present
-2014 Honda CTX1300 - 05-2015 to Present
Past Bikes ----->
-1973 Yamaha RD350
-1991 Harley Sportster 883 XL
-2000 Yamaha XV125
-2003 Piaggio Fly
-2004 Suzuki LS650 - 04-2005 to 07-2008
-2005 Boulevard C50 - 07-2008 to 5-2012
-2012 Vulcan 900 - 05-2012 to 05-2015
-2008 Yamaha FZ6 - 11-2008 to 04-2017
-2006 Star Virago - 05-2011 to 06-2017