Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Texas, Lake Conroe
Re: are 03 650's problematic?
I replaced all wheel bearings in mine at 7K miles because so many did have a problem with them. When I removed mine, they were still good but only sealed on one side. I cleaned and greased the old ones, put them in a baggie and stored them in the glove box in case I was on the road and needed one in an emergency. If memory is correct, front and rear bearings with seals was about $30 for the good ones. I consider bearing check or replacement at tire change time to be normal and routine maintenance.
On a 650 with 28K, I'd bet that they have probably been changed already.
Blue 2003 Burgman 650