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    Bearing talk thanks to Mike @ Nicolai UK

    Just got this and thought it would be of use.

    Lets talk bearing play....

    Its summer. You have owned your bike for a while in all likelihood. It saw use over winter. There is slight play in the bearings?

    If you have got a little play in the bearings please remember that ours are adjustable. Grub screw on one side, and a bolt on the other. By undoing the grub screw you can tighten the bushing in the frame and remove play as the bushing wears. The grub screw can the GENTLY be tightened up again to lock off the bolt and stop it coming loose. By doing this on an occasional basis it means that you wont be running it loose and shortening the life expectancy of the unit.

    You should get several years of use out of bearings, more if they are also cleaned and lubed occasionally, but running them loose will reduce the service intervals.

    Hopefully this will save you a few quid.

    If it is that time when you are thinking of a full service then you have a couple of options. The first is a trip to your local dealer, or we can sell you the tools to do it yourself. These are about 15 quid each (fitting tool, and drift for removal) and will save you money on workshop fees if you are competent with a hammer. We would always recommend getting your dealer to do it (and why not bring them some doughnuts whilst you are there - amazing how much quicker work gets done!)

    Enjoy the good weather!

    Mike
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    Good information, thank you for sharing this....
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    Maybe the link to the Nicolai data diagrams would also help.

    http://nicolai.net/download/service.html#owner
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    Good info here.

    As for tightening the grub screws, GENTLY is the right word. I once applied more force than needed to one of those screws and rounded it off. BTW when I wrote to Falco and mentioned the problem, he sent me three replacement screws that same day, how cool is that?

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    For me, the service from Nicolai, Falco etc is exceptional, period..............
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    Maybe Falco could send me a new shoulder as the bike is PERFECT but I'm not 100% !
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