This came out of the front idle (right) side of the cx650e. The speedo cable drive side was a bit notchy and one seal was detached but otherwise ok. I don't know how long they were in the bike. Possibly 8-10 yrs and 40,000? miles. or possibly half that long.
Bout 2 yrs ago I replaced a bent rotor that also caused the pads to grab when the high spot came around. For a month or so the grabbing was gone. Then I began hearing a rut... Rut.... Rut... It sounded like the tire was rubbing against something, but I saw no rub marks on the tire. Eventually the grabbing returned eventually followed by extreme notchiness even a slight rising of the front wheel.
Thinking the wheel was likely bent, I sourced another wheel and installed some new "rising sun" bearings from the one seller who offers discount to our members. $9.00 for 2 bearings and 2 seals...
Last night the wheels got changed out along with new axle and pads.
I put about 50 miles on it today. This evening I got on the go to a store 2 miles away.... Rut, root...... Root.. rut..
Could the bearing have gone bad? So soon?