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Old 10-04-2012, 11:53 AM   #14
supershaft
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Joined: Sep 2010
Location: San Francisco Bay area
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Originally Posted by mattcfish View Post
Don't Lesters use stock OEM bearings? Never had to change mine, always thought they did.
Yes they do run OEM bearings which is part of their problem on a couple of different levels. The main one being that they made the bearing spacer a bit long so that you could adjust it. Very few people did resulting in a lot of loose bearings and tank slappers.

Racers prefered Morris wheels because they prefered Magnesium wheels. Big diff over aluminum. I hot rodded a R1100S once and put Dynamag custom magnesium wheels on it. Night and day difference. I was ready for the much easier turn in but the difference in acceleration and braking was huge! Weight reduction? THE place to start is the wheels. Unfortuneately, it's an expensive place to start.
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