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Old 11-28-2009, 01:29 PM   #66
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Originally Posted by 650x
IMO, packing sealed bearings for a motor application is still a bad idea. However, I now believe that motorcycle wheel bearings are a different matter all together. The speed is much slower
I think this is the point of difference. The rated speed on the bearings is 7-15,000rpm, but a motorcycle wheel is only turning ~800rpm at 100km/h. Packing with a moderate amount of grease, say every 5000km service, is my plan.
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