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Old 14 May 2014, 16:52   #1
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Well there's your problem...

Had some fun today when this happened!

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Suspension unit disintegrated when going down the road! Was defiantly due to be replaced but was just trying to get it too a place where I could replace them. Wheel ended up in a hedge with half the suspension unit still attached!

Manged to borrow a trailer. Whacked the boat in that & took it to a safe place & then put the trailer on the drive for repairs!

Both suspension units are off & ready for new ones too be fitted, just need the bolts.

Massive thanks to dolphin trailers! I got both 500kg suspension units, hubs, wheel nuts, bearings & caps for 100!
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Old 14 May 2014, 16:59   #2
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Could have been a lot worse!
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Old 14 May 2014, 17:11   #3
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Defiantly! I knew they were on their way out so was only doing 20mph at the time
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Defiantly!
[Spanish accent on] You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. [Spanish accent off] [OK, sorry...]

Were those bolt on single sided suspension pieces? As opposed to a solid axle?


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Well there's your problem...

Definitely....

I knew what you were on about

Glad you got the trailer/boat back ok
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maybe just the photo, but the tyre looks like it's near the end of its natural to me
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Everything all sorted now. New suspension, hubs & bearings on today. Looks like the seal broke so water got in and most of the damage was done on the inside.

Mud guard supports rewelded & my throttle cable arrived today too!

New wheels and tyres are on there way next week. Only one patch in the photo that's the problem. The rest has 4mm of tread
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think you've had your monies worth out of those Luke
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On the outside there was no signs of wear so had no idea they were about to go! There was more left of it but I grinded off to make it easier to remove
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