Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kapuskasing Ontario Canada
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Good point, CPHB. I saw that thread before, and we did get a lot of rain until recently here. I'll have to check mine too. I haven't ridden in the rain much, but have crossed a couple creeks, and also washed it a few times.
By the way, upon removing my rear swingarm to inspect and grease its needle bearings, I found that the swingarm's inner bearing bushing (inner bearing race) was nearly seized tight (no rust or oxydation) in the needle bearings, and wearing in on the mount bolt and within the frame already at only 2600 miles on the Versys. The inner bushing is supposed to stay put with the mount bolt in the frame, with the needle bearings rotating around it with the swingarm... I smoothed down the bushing with wet 1500 grit silicon-carbide waterproof sandpaper, then polishing compound, wiped it all clean and re-packed with synthetic grease. The bushing fits a bit loosely within the frame which has to be torqued down on it, so I secured it back at 90 ft-lbs instead of 80. It's rotating nice and smoothly now, and I don't get that strange feedback in sharps bumps like I used to.
Last edited by invader; 09-02-2009 at 03:48 AM.