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I have movement in my rear wheels bearings . My front wheel bearings are completly tight . I had one rear bearing replaced due to excessive play at 1700 miles and 225 miles later it's getting lose , not as bad as when they replaced it but now both rear wheels have play . When you lift up on the rear wheels by hand while it's jacked up it moves appx. 1/4 ". I was wondering if anyone else had this issue , and also if there is a spec as to how much movement is in considered ok. The machine drives good and makes no noise .
 

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Honda will use ther own parts. If you supply part they will not pay to install and issues in the future will be harder to get warranty. They take pictures and asked many questions .
 

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Typically it will just get exponentially worse. I don’t have the manual but 1/4” is IMO “time to replace”.

Just some questions;

-OEM bearings? We’re they greased even when new.
-Axle nut torqued correctly?
-Running-in lots of mud?
-Running larger tires?
-Running different off set wheels?
-Running wheel spacers in the rear?
-Maintenance grease interval on bearings?
 

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Honda owns this machine for the next 4 1/2 years. As I stated all is stock which would anserw most of 19psu88 questions. No maintenance schedule for greasing bearings, and 1700 miles would be too soon any how. As stated I'm in no water, so it follows no mud .I have a manuel , and not trying to just guess at what is the specs for these bearings . I was hoping if someone had this info that was quoteable to honda service dept. No one seems to know at honda. I have always done all my own work, but will never ruin my warranty. Machine runs and drives great , and trying to do preventive work so as not to be stranded some where. I've called other dealers and they seem to not have the info either. I spoke with race teams who say they never grease bearings as you can over grease which adds heat to the bearing , same as putting too much oil in diff. can add heat.
 

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Rear bearings have play on my 19 X 2 seater. Has anyone had Honda agree to replace them under warranty? I have about 1350 miles on it and 2 more years of warranty. I am running 30" Sniper tires and 1.5" spacers. My bike is in great condition other than scratches.
Thanks in advance for any responses.
 

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Rear bearings have play on my 19 X 2 seater. Has anyone had Honda agree to replace them under warranty? I have about 1350 miles on it and 2 more years of warranty. I am running 30" Sniper tires and 1.5" spacers. My bike is in great condition other than scratches.
Thanks in advance for any responses.
Before you try to get any warranty, remove the spacers and put the stock tires/wheels back on. Honda will deny the warranty if you run spacers and may try to deny with 30's. If you don't have the stock tires/wheels, at least remove the spacers.

I have 4000+ miles on mine and the bearings are tight as new.

On a side note, bearings are a rare failure on a Talon so are you sure it is the bearings? There have been a lot of folks mistake lose radius rods for lose bearings. Also check and see if the CV axle nut is tight.
 

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Thanks for the great advice!
I will remove the spacers and check the radius arm and hub nuts. The reason I belive it's bearings, is because a friend had his go bad and he had the same symptoms. He has 1800 miles and 0 mods.
I am lifting the wheel up and grabbing the top and bottom and both have play.
Thanks again
 

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My left side rear bearing was replaced under warranty. Honda looked over machine for roll over damage as well as contact with like a rock or tree. Many pics were taking as well , as the service manager was moving wheel back and forth so the noise could be heard , and movement recorded.
 

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My left side rear bearing was replaced under warranty. Honda looked over machine for roll over damage as well as contact with like a rock or tree. Many pics were taking as well , as the service manager was moving wheel back and forth so the noise could be heard , and movement recorded.
Thanks for the info.
I'm waiting to hear from the dealer and will post a follow up.
 

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Thanks for the great advice!
I will remove the spacers and check the radius arm and hub nuts. The reason I belive it's bearings, is because a friend had his go bad and he had the same symptoms. He has 1800 miles and 0 mods.
I am lifting the wheel up and grabbing the top and bottom and both have play.
Thanks again
Update:
Honda is covering both rear bearings under extended warranty. Now waiting to get it back.
 
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