Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: philadelphia, pa, usa
k12s bearing failed in axel
so I took my 06 k12s s in for its 18k service. all went well ,all-be-it expensive, and away I went. the dealer is an hour and a half away so I trucked it in, left it and then picked it up the next day. I didnt get to ride it right away(2 days) due to rain, but when I did the abs warning light came on. turn the bike off and restart and it goes away. I call them up and they say that its most likely a bad sensor and not to worry. so I make an apt to come in the next month(they are booked and so am I ). the more I ride the more i notice that it only happens when i go over 80 and then decelerate. I can ride all day at 50 and it never comes on, but go over 80 for a few miles let off the gas and red warning light come on. sounds like a sensor is touching something at speed and getting hot, tripping the warning. so i get it to the dealer and they find a bearing failed in the rear drive, causing the rear to flex enough so the sensor touches the sensor ring. the sensor is scratched, and the final drive fluid has metal in it. so they are not sure which bearing failed, so the have to tear into it. has this ever happened to anyone else out there?