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Post  Dirt Bike Dave Fri Mar 23 2012, 13:04

Well this is what very nearly threw me of the bike at 80mph last Saturday.
Wheel bearing went first I think, followed by the chain adjuster snapping. Took me ages to knock out the rear axle too. It's also gouged and needs replacing.
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Post  Rosco Fri Mar 23 2012, 13:19

Aye carumba - Good save keeper.
Always thought your rear end looked funny.
You were smokin round the wee mac circuit right enough.

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Post  Wooster Fri Mar 23 2012, 14:19

That was pretty lucky, it could have been well nasty. Shocked

I'm going to check mine just in case, the components on yours look as dry as a witches titty (and your rear brake disc has vanished also by the look of it). ponder
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Post  Panzerbuilder Fri Mar 23 2012, 14:43

DBD, I have a shaft and a drive off a spare back wheel if you need it.

Might be a bit bulky for me to bring to wee mac, and late if you want to ride the Tcat but the offer is there.

PM me if needed.

I think I'll check mine as well.

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Post  furball Fri Mar 23 2012, 15:03

Lucky one there Dave,

Dave i have wheel bearings here i bought years ago, but i can't remember what bike they were for, if you post me the bearing numbers i will see if they will fit the cat...

Cheers Davie
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Post  ScoldedCat Fri Mar 23 2012, 15:19

Oooh, scary stuff!

What mileage did this happen at if you don't mind me asking?
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Post  Dai-San Fri Mar 23 2012, 16:15

That looks really nasty bud, good job staying upright.

Though tbh it's probably better than the prolapsed colon I thought of first when I read the thread title rofl
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Post  SteveCat Fri Mar 23 2012, 16:31

ScoldedCat wrote:What mileage did this happen at if you don't mind me asking?
A little difficult to say as the speedo hadn't been working for quite a while, but somewhere close to 100 000 miles.
(Dare I admit, I was the previous owner. )

That is scarey Dave, well done on holding it all together, I still feel sick when I think about it / see the pic. I don't know what would have happened had it have done it to me.

Have been trying to think what on earth could have happened.The bearing is about 2 years old, the previous one collapsed on me. I'm wondering if the axle was a bit loose and started moving about.
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Post  robertcains Fri Mar 23 2012, 16:32

Holy poo, I once had a motor on a 350LC lock up on me at 'slightly' above the NSL too, At least I had the option of pulling the clutch in quickly which would have made sod all difference in this case.
Good save & I'd bin them undercrackers if I was you, Not any good for even cleaning the chain anymore pmsl
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Post  gazz770 Fri Mar 23 2012, 16:46

Omg glad you are ok hate to think what could of happened
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Post  Radar Fri Mar 23 2012, 17:39

I'd make a claim on the Stevecat Wonder Warranty!

Glad you are ok bud!
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Post  billyw Fri Mar 23 2012, 19:13

Looks like a modern art installation. Just need to think of a natty title for it now?
Now where did I put my Ducati?
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave Fri Mar 23 2012, 21:00

Yup it was a bit of a scare. Cheers for the offers Rich and Davie but I've jut about tracked down all the bits I need already.
The axle must've started to spin as there was a lot of heat ( see swingarm pic below) and the wheel nut had almost spun itself off.

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Post  Panzerbuilder Fri Mar 23 2012, 21:03

DBD Ive also got a swing arm if that ones been annealed! tongue

Good job you are safe though. I here you good at riding on one wheel but I'm sure it wasn't the front one!

Stay safe.
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Post  Mapman Fri Mar 23 2012, 21:40

Jesus, what a mess! Hats off for controlling it Clap

Glad to hear you're ok Dave.
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Post  greencat Sat Mar 24 2012, 10:37

Show off! pale Glad you're OK.

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Post  stretchie_ Mon Apr 02 2012, 12:02

Jesus, glad you came out of that alright mate
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Post  JAM Mon Apr 02 2012, 14:29

robertcains wrote:Holy poo, I once had a motor on a 350LC lock up on me at 'slightly' above the NSL too, At least I had the option of pulling the clutch in quickly which would have made sod all difference in this case.
Good save & I'd bin them undercrackers if I was you, Not any good for even cleaning the chain anymore pmsl

I did that on my YPVS 350, went through 3no. engines on that. The skid mark on the road was almost as big as the one in my underpants.
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Post  frazmcfraggle Mon Apr 02 2012, 16:32

Good save Dave, not been on a lot recently - have you still got the Ducati as well ? When did the T'Cat appear on the scene ?
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