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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Now I'm paranoid, I have a 2003 1300 with 17,000 miles on it. spindle bearing went bad on my Dakota but that was obvious. should i look for metal shaving on the ground or hear grinding when I roll the bike? or do I need to remove the rear tire?
I was a bit paranoid too, wondering and waiting. But no need to be if you do your due diligence. If I were to start all over again, I would of just pulled it even while it was working and send it to Jon. Get the reworked piece and your good to go. It's very little money if I look at what else I spend money on, it's nothing. Then, you can have piece of mind and absolutely NO paranoia! Jon has a great reputation and fast to get your flange out the door. My thought is, you never know when Jon may stop doing this. If you wait for your bearing to pop and you find out he's not doing it anymore......then it's happy hunting for a machinist to do it. I would just do it now. Peace of mind. In my way of thinking, it's well worth it. I wish I had done it long ago. Get er done!

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Now I'm paranoid, I have a 2003 1300 with 17,000 miles on it. spindle bearing went bad on my Dakota but that was obvious. should i look for metal shaving on the ground or hear grinding when I roll the bike? or do I need to remove the rear tire?
Don’t be. Very few have issues, if you want to be prepared simply get a spare off eBay, can usually be had cheap.
A kind of forum mass hysteria sometimes happens with these things, don’t take it too seriously
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Spent the entire afternoon farting around with the X. The "new" flange is installed. New rings on the flange and below. I think I'll replace the dampers next time the wheel comes off. The new tires are mounted with Ride-on in them. Polished the wheels while they were off. Took it out for a test spin and everything appears to be OK.

Thanks gents for your help!

Now, it's time to ride after being down so long. Rain for the next 2 days.

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Thank you for all the responses, I have what the doctor refers to as tall guy back, I'm 6' 4, so leaning over the bike working on for long periods is not doable for me so I'm going to buy a lift.
These are the 2 I'm looking at any experience or suggestions?

https://www.garageappeal.com/dannmar...leadapter.aspx

https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-l...8892-8495.html
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Thank you for all the responses, I have what the doctor refers to as tall guy back, I'm 6' 4, so leaning over the bike working on for long periods is not doable for me so I'm going to buy a lift.
These are the 2 I'm looking at any experience or suggestions?

https://www.garageappeal.com/dannmar...leadapter.aspx

https://www.harborfreight.com/1000-l...8892-8495.html
The Danmar looks great, do you already have the $2,000 lift system that it attaches to?!

I would lean more towards the HF lift table. No experience with either one, just the HF motocycle/ATV lift
https://www.harborfreight.com/1500-l...ugg_q=atv+lift
I used this on my ATV for years before I got back into motorcycling, although mine is the older "yellow" one

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