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    Default flamge bearings

    14211 MI

    no accident

    found while doing tire change

    inner bearing cage gone all bearings still intact, outer bearing intact

    replaced with bearings from thebigbearingstore.com

    http://www.thebigbearingstore.com/se...al-Ball/Detail
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    june 11 2011

    2002 1800c

    rough

    53300 Miles

    no accident

    found while replacing tire

    replaced myself

    this is the second time they failed
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    Default bad flange

    Went bad at 12.000 miles
    rough and made noise
    replaced with all balls bearings all bearings in rear ass
    2003 1800 c
    I paid for everything
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    Year of Manufacture: 2002

    Model: 1800C

    Bearing Condition: Removed rear wheel to install aftermarket tire and 1300 Final Drive. Bearings, shavings and metal were found stuck to the Moly paste in the small gap between Flange splines and Final Drive splines. If there's also a plastic dust seal in the unit, it disintegrated... No damage to splines on either unit, just a little wear at the edges of the taper before splines begin. WHEW!!

    Accident : No

    How fixed: VTX DR in WA state (Jon's1800VTXC) rebuilt it to his specs and installed.

    Additional remarks: Obtained the bike in spring of 2010 and have been going through the bike ever since to fix and replace whatever I can find. Safety first, cosmetics after!
    2002 1800c w/ Mustang Seats and Punisher handlebars for comfort, Hand Polished 1300 Final Drive and Polished Rims for good looks, Vance n Hines pipes for that beastly sound.

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    Default rear flange bearing failure

    Approximate date of failure: 7/7/2011
    Year of Manufacture: 2003

    Model: VTX 1800R, 11,000 miles

    Bearing Condition: inspected when replacing tires, rough movement and chatter noise

    Accident : no, i found it in time

    How fixed: dealer replaced flange & bearing unit- no warranty

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    Default Flange bearings falling apart

    Approximate date of failure: July 2011

    Year of Manufacture: 2004

    Model: VTX 1300 C

    Bearing Condition: Rough and Falling Apart

    Accident : No

    How fixed: Replacing with new aftermarket bearings

    Additional remarks: Found while replacing worn tire
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    8-14-2011

    Bearings both destroyed. Was looking for a vibration throughout the entire bike and i just happened to check the bearings when i had the rear wheel off.

    Bike has 9500 miles on it.

    Replaced with all balls aftermarket bearing kit myself.
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    8-22-2011
    Bike with 30.000 miles
    Found while chaning tires
    2002 1800 R
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    Default 2002 VTX 1800c

    22440 miles
    felt vibebration around 60 to 70 mph.
    bearings intacked but rough when rotated.
    Sept 2011.
    replaced by me.
    2002 VTX 1800c, PC-3, Desmoged and Ground fix done.V/H Bigshots, K/N air filter, Shift light, HID light and 1300 rear gears.
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    Default Important- please read- flange bearings

    03 VTX 1800 C Flange bearing replaced on 02-11-2012, 35,200 miles. Also, modifications were done to increase bore of flange, and to spacer to decrease OD, and collar of spacer to decrease length, makinf the spacer flush with the bearings. Also, a washer of about the same thickness removed was added between spacer and wheel bearing to compensate for the material remove from the spacer collar.
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    Default Rear Flange Bearing Failure

    Approximate date of failure:3/8/12
    Year of Manufacture:2002

    Model: VTX 1800R

    Bearing Condition: Cage Worn, bearings missing.

    Accident : No

    How fixed: Dealer

    Additional remarks: Dealer pulled off rear tire at 17,000 miles( Second set of tires, Metzlers ) Quoted price for new Flange/Wheel bearings from Honda was $125 for all 4 REAR ONLY bearings. After LMAO I told them I would ship the bearings to them. Bought these: http://www.directlineparts.com/produ...id=8728&str=11 for $45.00 for BOTH FRONT AND REAR Flange/Wheel bearings. "Stealers" aint getting my money!
    2002 VTX 1800R 22,000 miles
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    Febuary 2012 02 1800c 50,000+ miles found while doing a tire change bearing was locked up and missing its balls
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    When i die i wanna go like my grandpa peaceful and in my sleep...not screaming and crying like the other people in the car
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    Default Flange bearing failure

    year 2003 discovered may 2012 47000 miles metal shards from flange bearing contaminated wheel bearings requiring their replacement. metal shards also discovered in teeth of the drive splines. discovered during tire replacement
    Last edited by glw4; 04-30-2012 at 07:22 PM.
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    Approximate date of failure: June 30, 2012

    Miles: 69,391

    Year of Manufacture: 2002

    Model: VTX1800R

    Bearing Condition: Bearings was rough and chattered when turned.

    Accident : None

    How fixed: Replaced bearings with OEM bearings.

    Additional remarks: Discovered while replacing worn tire. Bearings were replaced by prior owner with aftermarket bearings in 2004. I purchased bike in 06 with 11K miles.
    Last edited by Danow; 07-03-2012 at 06:21 PM.

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    Approximate date of failure: July 2, 2012

    Miles: 46,000 (15,000 since I have owned, unknown if changed before)

    Year of Manufacture: 2004

    Model: VTX1300R

    Bearing Condition: Bearings had rough spots while turning.

    Accident : None

    How fixed: Replaced bearings myself with new ones. Used press at work.

    Additional remarks: Discovered while replacing worn tire. Changing the rear tire on my wifes 1300 at same time and hers was fine, rotated smoothly. 22,00o on her bike. I have also replaced them on my 1800C model bike.
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    Default Flange bearings

    2004 VTX 1800R
    21701 miles
    bearing rough
    no accident
    found during tire replacement
    repair pending
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    Default Flange Bearing Replacement 2/18/11

    Approximate date of failure: February 2011

    Year of Manufacture: 2006

    Model: 1300R

    Bearing Condition: Rough.

    Accident : No

    How fixed: Purchased new bearings from ALLBALLS. Fixed the problem (myself) with instructions from this forum and factory manual.

    Additional remarks: 14,890 on bike. Found this condition when replacing worn tire.
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    Date of Failure: Unknown
    Year of Manufacture: 2004(my bike) see below for more info.
    Model: 1300R/S
    Condition of Bearing: Turned and sounded rough
    Fixed by myself, purchased flange bearing assemble at dealer
    Additional Remarks: Traded my "S" wheels for a set of "R" wheels. I believe the R wheels had about 16000+ miles on them, not sure what year.

    Bearing No. 2 YEAH NO.2 Purchased : 4-2012
    installed in "R" wheel, after the end of the season about 3000 miles on the bearing set put the bike up for the winter. While I removed the wheel for polishing I found NO bearing two races a few ball-bearings and some other junk. Bearing purchased from Honda Corp. Junk.

    Last edited by POKX; 04-14-2013 at 11:59 AM. Reason: Added info on bearing no. 2
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    Date of failure: April 2013
    Year of Manufacture: 2004
    Model: VTX1800C
    Bearing Condition: Very rough, would not spin at times but everything was still intact. Found when changing tire
    Accident: no
    How it was fixed: Ordered and replaced entire bearing assembly myself
    miles on bike: approx 30,000
    Last edited by Traillite; 04-17-2013 at 08:31 PM.
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    Add mine to the list

    Date of mfg. 2005

    Model VTX1300R

    Date of failure: Prior to 04/26/2013

    Found when changing rear tire.

    New bearings purchased (SKF 6905-2RS) and will replace myself @ neighbor's machine shop

    Not my idea of a great first post!

    No crash

    Reported to NHTSA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapper View Post
    I've been contacted by the NHTSA, and discussed the flange bearing issue with them. They have requested our members provide a report of problems. If you have had a flange bearing failure, please take a minute to post here.

    In addition, you should browse the following link, and file a report of the failure with the NHTSA:

    http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/

    Please limit responses to your personal experience. Chatter or responses which do not contain reports of failure will be summarily deleted. Please stick with facts only. No editorializing of any kind.

    If you have had a bearing failure in the final driven flange assembly,
    please take a few minutes and post the following information:

    Approximate date of failure: (when did this happen?)

    Year of Manufacture:

    Model: (which model you have)

    Bearing Condition: (how did you determine bearing was bad - was it rough? come apart?)

    Accident : (did it result in any sort of an accident?)

    How fixed: (Dealer? Bearing shop? Was it covered under warranty?)

    Additional remarks: (any other pertinent information)


    has there actually been a recall on this??
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    Quote Originally Posted by James2003x View Post
    has there actually been a recall on this??
    No, and there won;t be

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    Default Flange Bearing Report

    Approximate date of failure: Aug 9th, 2013

    Year of Manufacture:2003

    Model: 1800C
    Bearing Condition: Found while changing tire, turned very rough and loose

    Accident : no accident

    How fixed: Not repaired yet
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    Default Flange bearing assemblyt

    Thanks for doing this even though I am from Canada:

    Approximate date of failure: (when did this happen?) May 2009

    Year of Manufacture: 2004

    Model: (which model you have) 1300 S

    Bearing Condition: (how did you determine bearing was bad - was it rough? come apart?) It was rough and the bearing was falling apart

    Accident : (did it result in any sort of an accident?) None

    How fixed: (Dealer? Bearing shop? Was it covered under warranty?) Bearing shop for part, did the work myself as dealer refused to help

    Additional remarks: (any other pertinent information)[/QUOTE]
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    Closing this thread as the NTSB has not and will not do anything since the bike is out of production anyhow.

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