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Old 11-06-2019, 01:18 PM   #1
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Axle issues

I have a 2016 Seismic Wave and have had to replace one axle because the spindle was destroyed when the bearing overheated. Iíve had three of the plastic dust caps on the axle ends break off. This is all on one cross country trip. Anyone else having these issues?

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Old 11-12-2019, 08:00 AM   #2
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When was the last time you removed the wheel hubs and inspected and cleaned and lubed the wheel bearings since itís a 2016

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Old Yesterday, 06:25 AM   #3
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I had them inspected and lubed twice ( once a year) since I purchased it. I didn’t do it myself. I had the dealer do it. The first time after the dust cap broke off on that wheel and the second time before a three thousand mile trip.
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Old Yesterday, 10:25 PM   #4
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It sounds like you bought it used (or new as last year’s model). If you are the second owner there’s no telling what a PO may have done. The dust caps coming off may indicate the bearings were too loose (or worn). First thing would be to look for another service source. My neighbor dropped a bearing and the spindle was scored. I dressed it with a file and we were able to reuse it.
Bearing service isn’t rocket science so think about doing it yourself if you are able. Many YouTube vids will give you the “how to”. We’ve pulled over 30k miles and I do my own bearing maintenance, 2 year tear down/repack and use the Ez-Lube the years between. To date we’ve had no bearing troubles.

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