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Old 07-27-2005, 06:03 PM   #80
Caribou Aqua Buddha
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Originally Posted by drdata
Good post, Bent.

A bearing class, huh? I missed that one..
I would have assumed that was a monster bearing. Surprised to hear it is standard duty. I was always baffled by the whole single-sided swing arm deal. I assumed all models had the flow through ventilation, as on the 12, and that this was why the swing arm had to be single-sided. Now I know this is not the case.
We have a lot of mills here, and our local bearing supplier services them and helps diagnose bearing failures. One of the employees teaches this class at our community college, and I jumped at the chance, very interesting.
One semester, all about bearings.
My Airhead has two tapered roller bearings on the rear axle, PLUS the main bearings supporting the final drive bevel gears. I do not remember hearing of one ever failing.
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