I thought the flange bearing problem was exclusive to 1800's, I guess that's not correct. FWIW, Putting my first set of new tires on the bike is how I discovered that I had to replace my flange bearings at 8000 miles - rust was, or seemed to be the cause. I was able to buy the bearings and the spacer w/o the flange from the closest Honda dealer. I did not replace the flange with one of Jons, probably should have but that was almost 7 years / 40,000 miles ago with no more problem. I do keep the splines moly pasted real good, and lube/coat the axle before putting it back in every time it's off, and keep it away from pressure washers.
2003 VTX 1800R
Last edited by pushrod; 09-04-2019 at 10:47 PM.