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Wow the thoughts of you winding your way through the Rockies just earlier brings up scary scenes.
Were the bearings your original ones?

Folks have your service tech check the wheel bearings every time you have new tires installed.
For those of us that change our own tires make sure you "feel" for worn bearings every time. That's not to say they can't go bad during the 6-8K miles of use but it's better than never checking them.
Yes Jim, these are the original wheel bearings. They failed after 90k miles. The Service Manager says that inspecting the bearings are part of every tire change. My front tire had 11K miles on it so that was the last time they inspected them.

The Service Manager is very interested to find out why the front brakes failed. He told me that BMW would want a report as any incident that causes a total brake failure is a serious concern.

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How'd you break the peg off?
An embarrassing, stupid moment. When the flatbed tow truck arrived, the drive lowered and tipped the flatbed back. He then asked me to ride the bike up the ramp. I did this carefully right to the top, slipped the clutch and pulled on the front brake. Nothing! KBiK shot back down the ramp and we dumped with me trapped underneath. Broke the LHS peg off and scratched the exhaust, but the front and rear crash bars protected everything else.

Curse myself now for not holding the bike using the clutch but it all happened very fast. I also think that it could have been worse if I had held on the clutch and then slipped back off the flatbed while he was raising the bed.

We then used the winch to drag KBiK up onto the flatbed.
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An embarrassing, stupid moment. When the flatbed tow truck arrived, the drive lowered and tipped the flatbed back. He then asked me to ride the bike up the ramp. I did this carefully right to the top, slipped the clutch and pulled on the front brake. Nothing! KBiK shot back down the ramp and we dumped with me trapped underneath. Broke the LHS peg off and scratched the exhaust, but the front and rear crash bars protected everything else.

Curse myself now for not holding the bike using the clutch but it all happened very fast. I also think that it could have been worse if I had held on the clutch and then slipped back off the flatbed while he was raising the bed.
I knew there had to be a story - and that was a good one!
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Bright side is you know the diagnosis. Wheel should be ok but worst case, you've got your extended warranty. Were the bearings original?

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The Service Manager is very interested to find out why the front brakes failed. He told me that BMW would want a report as any incident that causes a total brake failure is a serious concern.
It is odd that the brakes totally failed. It is a closed hydraulic system so if you have fluid you should have some braking. I don't see how it could be an electronics issue (ABS) because I do not notice any change in brake effort when I move my bike around in the garage with the bike fully powered down and I also trust that when I am riding down the road and lose power that I will have brakes so what could possibly have caused this to happen to you with a bad front wheel bearing? IIRC, there are a couple of other threads where this happened or at least in @Donna 's case, her brakes were greatly marginalized. Not sure that she ever learned what really caused it.



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Bright side is you know the diagnosis. Wheel should be ok but worst case, you've got your extended warranty. Were the bearings original?



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Yes Duane, these were the original front bearings inspected when the front tire was installed 11k miles ago. KBiK had 90,100 miles in 4 years and 4 months when they failed.


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@amorley , you got your money's worth out of that set!

For anyone in my area with >40K miles on their front bearings I'll change them out for you, minimal cost.

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I am enjoying a week in North Wales staying at a cottage in Snowdonia with Kathy.





Heard from my BMW Maintenance Manager about the repairs to KBiK.

Extended warranty has agreed to replace the front wheel, axle, bearings and front brake rotors. I am paying for new brake pads and two new tires. Should be good to go for my October Ride when I return later this month.

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