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TOPIC: Rear wheel maintenance
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Rear wheel maintenance 3 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Heard noise and felt something from the rear so I took the rear wheel off and noticed the seal on the brake side was shot and the whole bearing was moving. I removed the old seal and grabbed the bearing and pulled it out by hand. Not good but the bearing was only put in 3,000 miles ago by a mechanic who powder coated my rims. I had a new seal and some permatex seal retainer compound 64000 for the wheel and bearing. Letting it sit for 24 hours and then take it for a ride to see if itís better but Iím pretty sure it will be. Took a picture of it but I can not paste it here from my tablet
 
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Re:Rear wheel maintenance 3 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
I used bearing retainer compound, the green stuff, about 4 yrs ago with no more issues. Also the torque value in the service manual is toooo high, putting way more load on the bearings. I torque my wheel to about 70ftlbs.
 
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Re:Rear wheel maintenance 3 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
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I used bearing retainer compound, the green stuff, about 4 yrs ago with no more issues. Also the torque value in the service manual is toooo high, putting way more load on the bearings. I torque my wheel to about 70ftlbs.

Yes. I have used 609A on a couple of wheel bearings with success. Do a runout check BEFORE you mount the wheel and make sure it runs true. I typically install the axle through the bearings to ensure the loose one is in the same plane as the other and let the retaining compound cure with the wheel laying on a flat surface, axle through, and the bearing being worked facing up.
 
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Re:Rear wheel maintenance 3 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
jd750ace wrote:
roadtoad1 wrote:
I used bearing retainer compound, the green stuff, about 4 yrs ago with no more issues. Also the torque value in the service manual is toooo high, putting way more load on the bearings. I torque my wheel to about 70ftlbs.

Yes. I have used 609A on a couple of wheel bearings with success. Do a runout check BEFORE you mount the wheel and make sure it runs true. I typically install the axle through the bearings to ensure the loose one is in the same plane as the other and let the retaining compound cure with the wheel laying on a flat surface, axle through, and the bearing being worked facing up.


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Re:Rear wheel maintenance 3 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Just FYI the factory axle torque isn't too much as long as you remember it's for dry threads. And it doesn't cause too much stress on the bearings since all it does is ensure all of the inner races are clamped tightly together. I've always torqued my rear axle very tightly for the past 18 years without a problem. Now if oil or other lube is used on the axle threads then the factory torque will result in an over torque and possibly stripped threads.
 
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