Bearing Replacement? What say you??
So I was on my way home from work last week and noticed a major rattle coming from the back end of the bike. I pulled it into the garage, put it on the center stand, and rotated the back tire by hand. Something felt like it was rubbing. I figured it was the brakes. I pulled the tire and brake caliper. Brakes are fine. Rotated the brake disc, and felt the same rubbing.
After good long string of curse words that would make a sailor blush, I got my Clymer manual out. I reviewed everything in the drive mechanism. To me, it looks like(and now feels like) set of bearings have gone kaput. As you rotate the disc very slowly, you can feel where the problem bearing is caching.
So, now the 5 million dollar question. Has anyone undertaken this challenge in the past? If so, have you been successful?
I'd like to try it, but it requires a couple of specialty tools that I don't have. I don't want to spend the money on the tools if this is over my head.
What say you?