Wheel bearings, are mine starting to go?
I have noticed that my 2001 KLR is feeling a little less planted than usual when cornering on the street, but could not put my finger on what was off. I have about 20,000 miles on the bike now.
I put it up on the lift yesterday to lube the chain and grabbed the rear wheel and it wiggles a bit more than I remember, just a little bit of play can be felt.
I will look into this more this weekend as I could not tell if it was loose at the wheel itself or maybe the swing arm. I assume I need to pull the wheel off and should I be able to see anything with the wheel bearings that will confirm that they are wearing out?
Also, does anyone know of the size of these bearings or Part numbers that match so I can get them from a supply house or auto parts store.