Top bearings gone after 6,000 miles!

Discussion in 'VRSC Models' started by DavidH89, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. DavidH89

    DavidH89 Member

    My '05 treetrod has to have the top bearings changed. There's only about 6,ooo miles on it. The dealer says that its just one of those things that they should wear out so quickly. They say the Streetrod is a heavy bike. Cost of replacing bearing and labour charge is a bout $500. Don't need this type of charge evry year or so.

    Has anyone ever heard of this type of problem before. Is it usual to wear out top bearings s quickly? I'm a bit dubious about the dealers answers. Can anybody shine some light on this.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    Sounds like a story to me. What was the bike doing?

    What bearings are you referring to ?

    I would get another opinion about it before doing anything.
  3. DavidH89

    DavidH89 Member

    It seems a bit strange to me alright. Can't believe a set of bearing should only last such a short time. Tha's the reason I posted this message to see if anyone had any instances of it happening before. Just so I could use it aginst the dealer.

    I'm going to mention the same problem to the two other HD dealers we have here in Ireland to see what they say. One of the othe BS reasons thay also gave me was that if the previous owner has used a power washer on the bike perhaps it had hit the bearings in question and washed out the greas packing them....MMMMMMM. I do have a fairly good technical understanding of bikes and cars but am struggling on this one.

    I know our HD dealers are struggling here at present so any warranty claims or goodwill repairs are being watched very closely. Anyway we'll see what the other dealers have to say. I really want to get something to use against my local dealer here.

    Thanks again all.