After a false start and a phone call to Carol Nash the GS started the trip across to Steptoe's to have the bearing sorted.
The first guy thought he was collecting a car for a local dealers and said that CN's cover was only local and wouldn't even extend to the nearest BMW dealer that is Cooper's in Tunbridge Wells.
A long call later and CN sorted a specialist bike mover and by 1020 it was strapped down and gone.
Fingers crossed it's only the bearing. Hoping to hear from Steptoe sometime Sunday.