Hello All, I have a 63 GL150. It is a gem and really enjoy riding it. However the other day I noticed that I was hearing a clicking sound from the rear wheel.
I jacked up the back and found the rear wheel run out to be very bad. I then removed the wheel/hub to investigate.
There was definitely a decent amount of oil that was getting by the seal. Which I cleaned up. The Brakes looked good and nothing was out of place. I will definitely replace the seal. I also checked my gearbox oil level which was ok. I do replace the oil every 1000 or so it never got too low I think.
I checked to see if there was any play in the shaft and it seemed fine. There was no movement in any direction.
I snugged up the castle nut on the hub and was able to remove the play.
The wheel/hub spins freely. There is a very quiet sound that occurs in the same rotation of the wheel, but could be the brake shoe slightly dragging at a high point.
When put back on the ground the click comes back. I took it for a quick short ride and it continued to click.
I unfortunately fear that it is the rear hub bearing and it needs replaced. I think that due to me allowing the rear wheel to loosen up might have caused the bearing to fail.
Does this make sense, or should I look further or for something else?