Dealer Ship Wont Listen To Me – PLEASE READ
zx10x2 said: I had my bearings remove to have my wheels powder coated. Had new bearings installed by dealer. When I picked up the wheels The center axle tube on the fron wheel was loose, but it was snug before. I brought this to their attention and they said they were installed according to specs.
I install the front wheel and the metal rings and they will not clear the forks (by just a hair). So I go back and explain that before they just slid in with no clearance issues. So I force them in place bolt everything up and as I am riding I hear this sqealing noise and the front end starts to jerk. I stop and can figure it out. Take the wheel to the dealership and they tell me the bearings failed.
I say install they but push them in just a hair more. They say they have to install them according to specs. I had the same install clearance problems and I tell them the bearing need to be in just a hair. The second set of bearings fail after just 10 minutes of riding. I tell them whats happening is when I torque the bolt down they are probably pushing on the inner ring of the bearing and there is no support on the inside which is why the axle tube is loose.
They just not hearing what I am saying. They everything from me, the brakes and the way I ride. Then the mechanic says he has been doing this for 15 years and he knows what he is doing.
I am to the point of when I get them back I am going to just tap them in a little more. Will this be safe to do? The other nearest dealship or motorcycle shop is an hour away.
ZX-10R_S*nner said: It might be worth that hour of driving to have it done right though.
r*dline659 said: uhhhhh, bud it sounds like they may have coated where your bearings go in. If this is the case you need the get all of it or your going to keep having issues
10r*ller said: yea make sure there is no powder coat where the bearins are placed. if so just remove it with a screwdriver. and you could install the bearings yourself. they are kind of a PITA though.
G*Faster said: I always install wheel bearings myself. it’s not that hard, just find a socket with an outside diameter that’s a little smaller than the OD of the bearing, put it against the bearing, and tap it in with a hammer against the socket, alternating sides. I agree with the above two posts. make sure there is no powdercoat in the area where the bearing is seated against, and if there is, scrape it off.
zx10x2 said: uhhhhh, bud it sounds like they may have coated where your bearings go in. If this is the case you need the get all of it or your going to keep having issues No coating where the bearing goes.
ZX-10R_S*nner said: No coating where the bearing goes. Yup, I didn’t read that on the first pass, and it was the first sentence.
B*g Daddy said: suffice to say the 15 year moron should seek another line of work :thumbsup: hell i know exactly what your talking about here on the internet (but then it is the internet where nobody knows anything) and i did stay @ a Holiday Inn Express lastnight. BD
*r10r said: Ask for a refund from the dealership and go somewhere else. It certainly would be worth the drive to get it done right. Good luck with it zx.
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