Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Technical, Bike forums > BMW Tech
BMW Tech BMW Tech Forum - For Questions specific and of interest to BMW riders only.
Photo by Josephine Flohr, Elephant at Camp, Namibia

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Josephine Flohr,
Elephant at Camp, Namibia



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 9 Mar 2016
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 2
Hi JC, my friend, can you shared the specs of photos of mini cooper bearing that I can use in my FD of r1150gsa?

thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by jc View Post
50,000km now after I changed the bearing to an Angular Contact and no problems at all. Below picture might explain it a bit better.



See the difference in the two bearings, above is the deep groove bearing that BMW installed and below is the Angular contact bearing I inserted.


If you do insert an Angular contact bearing, make sure you drill three little (3.2mm) holes like below in order to be able to use a 3mm pin punch to knock the outer ring of the Angular bearing out of the casing, as the bearing can easily come apart like a taper roller bearing and then you cant get the ring out. I used sylicone sealer to plug the little holes and has lasted the 50,000kms with no oil leaks.


Below is the package the Angular bearing came in with with all the relevant numbers you might need to order one.


So it worked for my GS, She has now done close to 180,000kms in total and I hope never to see my sump plug look like below again when I drain the oil of the dif. . . . . . I'm ready for the next 180,000kms!


Hope this helped a bit.

Johan
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 9 Mar 2016
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 2
Hi Fanda, my friend, do you had response of JC?

thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fanous View Post
Hi Johan,

I would like to take RTW trip on my 1150 GS two up. I am interested in rear beaing modification (use different bearing). Could you send me please more informations (photos, etc.) in this case?

Thanks a lot

Fanda

WayAway | Home
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 14 May 2016
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 2
Just completed the bearing change in my 1100GS, 140k km. Found a slight wobble 12/6 o'clock so a preemptive strike to sort it out. Quite an easy job really, mined you my press helped a lot.
Wobble all gone no rumble and ready for the next big trip
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 20 Jan 2019
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 1
Hi Johan
I've just joined today and found this thread wrt to the angular contact bearing. Did it work out for you and can you please send me the part numbers for the bearings and seal required for a 2004 R1150Gs.
Thanks
Gerhard
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 20 Jan 2019
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Belper, uk, EUROPE
Posts: 549
Quote:
Originally Posted by BumbleBee View Post
Hi Johan
I've just joined today and found this thread wrt to the angular contact bearing. Did it work out for you and can you please send me the part numbers for the bearings and seal required for a 2004 R1150Gs.
Thanks
Gerhard
Have a look at this website - they may have the answer via an online BMW parts microfiche:

https://www.ascycles.com/BMW-F650GS-Maintenance-Parts-Accessories

I know that it looks like it is for an F650GS but that is just the entry title and you can select the year and model of your choice on the website
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KLE rear wheel vmagallanes Kawasaki Tech 0 22 Jul 2008 23:48
Wanted - Rear seat for BMW 1150GS Biggles TRAVEL Equipment for Sale / Wanted 2 31 Aug 2007 09:08
Front wheel bearing SIZE needed: 2004/5 DRZ400 E chris Suzuki Tech 2 8 Jul 2007 20:43
1150GS final drive bearing goggstrotters BMW Tech 22 23 Mar 2005 10:59
Rear Wheel Bearing Part Numbers? Oletimer Honda Tech 1 8 Feb 2004 22:53

 
 

Announcements

Thinking about traveling? Not sure about the whole thing? Watch the HU Achievable Dream Video Trailers and then get ALL the information you need to get inspired and learn how to travel anywhere in the world!

Have YOU ever wondered who has ridden around the world? We did too - and now here's the list of Circumnavigators!
Check it out now
, and add your information if we didn't find you.

Next HU Eventscalendar

HU Event and other updates on the HUBB Forum "Traveller's Advisories" thread.
ALL Dates subject to change.

2024:

2025:

  • Queensland is back! Date TBC - May?

Add yourself to the Updates List for each event!

Questions about an event? Ask here

HUBBUK: info

See all event details

 
World's most listened to Adventure Motorbike Show!
Check the RAW segments; Grant, your HU host is on every month!
Episodes below to listen to while you, err, pretend to do something or other...

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

"Ultimate global guide for red-blooded bikers planning overseas exploration. Covers choice & preparation of best bike, shipping overseas, baggage design, riding techniques, travel health, visas, documentation, safety and useful addresses." Recommended. (Grant)



Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines into a single integrated program the best evacuation and rescue with the premier travel insurance coverages designed for adventurers.

Led by special operations veterans, Stanford Medicine affiliated physicians, paramedics and other travel experts, Ripcord is perfect for adventure seekers, climbers, skiers, sports enthusiasts, hunters, international travelers, humanitarian efforts, expeditions and more.

Ripcord travel protection is now available for ALL nationalities, and travel is covered on motorcycles of all sizes!


 

What others say about HU...

"This site is the BIBLE for international bike travelers." Greg, Australia

"Thank you! The web site, The travels, The insight, The inspiration, Everything, just thanks." Colin, UK

"My friend and I are planning a trip from Singapore to England... We found (the HU) site invaluable as an aid to planning and have based a lot of our purchases (bikes, riding gear, etc.) on what we have learned from this site." Phil, Australia

"I for one always had an adventurous spirit, but you and Susan lit the fire for my trip and I'll be forever grateful for what you two do to inspire others to just do it." Brent, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the (video) series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring!" Jennifer, Canada

"Your worldwide organisation and events are the Go To places to for all serious touring and aspiring touring bikers." Trevor, South Africa

"This is the answer to all my questions." Haydn, Australia

"Keep going the excellent work you are doing for Horizons Unlimited - I love it!" Thomas, Germany

Lots more comments here!



Five books by Graham Field!

Diaries of a compulsive traveller
by Graham Field
Book, eBook, Audiobook

"A compelling, honest, inspiring and entertaining writing style with a built-in feel-good factor" Get them NOW from the authors' website and Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk.



Back Road Map Books and Backroad GPS Maps for all of Canada - a must have!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80G/S.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events all over the world with the help of volunteers; we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, or ask questions on the HUBB. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:11.