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#1 flyboy OFFLINE  

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Posted January 04, 2020 - 12:29 PM

The left rear hub on my 1050 is scored so bad that I may need to replace it. (Any Sellers??)  However I was wondering if it can be repaired somehow?  Obviously if I just have it turned down to smooth the new OEM bronze bearing won't fit correctly.

 

Thanks!   Paul

 

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Posted January 04, 2020 - 12:41 PM

I know of two ways to repair something like that:

 

  1. Lay some weld on it and machine to the proper dimensions
  2. Turn undersize and install a sleeve.

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Posted January 04, 2020 - 12:59 PM

All boils down to how much money you want to spend on it. If you have access to a lathe, possibly know someone who would do it just as a favor? Do you have a lathe? If you have to pay a job-shop to fix it, might be money ahead to buy a replacement. Just my thoughts. Check on good old eBay, things like that turn up often. Maybe a member on here has one they would sell you?


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Posted January 04, 2020 - 01:15 PM

You may want to check the condition of the thrust bearing, axle and other components to make sure the hub is the only thing that is damaged as that has some serious wear - was this caused by the gear lube level in the rear end being run low?  If other components are damaged may be easier and less expensive to replace the rear end.  As stated sleeve it or build the area up and machine back to spec would be the ways to repair it. 


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Posted January 04, 2020 - 01:17 PM

 

I know of two ways to repair something like that:

 

  1. Lay some weld on it and machine to the proper dimensions
  2. Turn undersize and install a sleeve.

 

I was wondering if your #1 answer could be done, but at what cost as Dave in NY mentions. I'll make some local calls.  Thanks!


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Posted January 04, 2020 - 01:21 PM

All boils down to how much money you want to spend on it. If you have access to a lathe, possibly know someone who would do it just as a favor? Do you have a lathe? If you have to pay a job-shop to fix it, might be money ahead to buy a replacement. Just my thoughts. Check on good old eBay, things like that turn up often. Maybe a member on here has one they would sell you?

 "Maybe a member on here has one they would sell you?"  I agree!  Anybody out there???  I would have to pay a machine shop probably $40/hour, so maybe $80 bucks minimum to have it machined.  Buying used might be cheaper.


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Posted January 04, 2020 - 01:26 PM

You may want to check the condition of the thrust bearing, axle and other components to make sure the hub is the only thing that is damaged as that has some serious wear - was this caused by the gear lube level in the rear end being run low?  If other components are damaged may be easier and less expensive to replace the rear end.  As stated sleeve it or build the area up and machine back to spec would be the ways to repair it. 

OH YEAH!  Much more damage at the hub level, but I have found the necessary parts for the repair. So, have it machined, sleeved or find a used hub. Good advice from everybody!   Thanks,    Paul


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Posted January 04, 2020 - 01:49 PM

Ouch! https://www.ebay.com...egAAOSwFwNeB3m6

 

These used ones look like there in good condition.

https://www.ebay.com...qsAAOSwwnVcjo3L

https://www.ebay.com...ity!15554!US!-1

 

There are a few more on Ebay but they are not much better than the 1 that you have.


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Posted January 04, 2020 - 03:39 PM

check if there's a local trade school or vo-tech school who would be willing to do it as a "learning" experience/project - might be a nice challenge for the students - make a small donation to cover it (?)


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Posted January 04, 2020 - 06:27 PM

check if there's a local trade school or vo-tech school who would be willing to do it as a "learning" experience/project - might be a nice challenge for the students - make a small donation to cover it (?)

WOW! Cool idea! The hub is damaged, so it can only get better!? I guess! 


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Posted February 14, 2020 - 05:45 AM

how'd you make out? any progress?



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Posted February 17, 2020 - 01:43 PM

I have seen stuff like this done in the shop I work at. Some shops are more expensive. Go find a small one man shop and he may give you a better price. A school/tecnical collage would also take on work like this as a lesson for students. 


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