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Old 02-27-2013, 07:05 AM   #33406
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i do a 30 mile to work commute 60 miles round trip on my way to work i take the interstate on my way home i take dirt roads and im perfectly happy with the stock tires some of the roads i go through have some sand as well but hey i am weird like that i guess lol
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:56 AM   #33407
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I'm having hard time finding wheel bearings. The front was easy - I got German made SKF locally at $11 a pop. The rear wheel is impossible to find in four major car part stores and an industrial supply store. The 22mmID and 44mm OD is available, but no one has the 22mm ID 50mmOD bearing.

I don't want to buy Chinese made piece online, and I'm sure not paying $60 for the Yami part

So, where do you all find your bearings?


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I think Allballs Racing IS the Chinese junk he is talking about. There is a discussion over on Thumpertalk about them and some of the companies that use them under their brand name like MOOSE RAC,MSR, PARTS UNLIMITED.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:09 AM   #33408
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WR250 at Windrock or Coal Creek. East Tennessee rocks.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0uvILil4nxyxH1sqTsjrhg?feature=mhee
Hey Thousand Suns,

Which trail was that at Windrock? (Mountain View vid)I've been looking for one that the ATV'ers haven't totally destroyed yet.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:33 AM   #33409
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WR250 at Windrock or Coal Creek. East Tennessee rocks.

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0uvILil4nxyxH1sqTsjrhg?feature=mhee
Nice riding you got there! My bro lives in Knoxville. If my bike and I ever both get there together, I'm have to check it out.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:28 AM   #33410
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>"I'm having hard time finding wheel bearings. The front was easy - I got German made SKF locally at $11 a pop. "

Can you supply the SKF part numbers for the front bearings ???
The SKF is 17x40mm bearing with double rubber seal. SKF explorer 6203 2RSJEM is what I have in hand. The explorers are okay - lasted two years on my BMW with stock grease. (it sees water, mud, etc). These ones, I'll take apart, wash all the grease out with solvent, and repack them with Maxima waterproof. Lets see how long they last.

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I think Allballs Racing IS the Chinese junk he is talking about. There is a discussion over on Thumpertalk about them and some of the companies that use them under their brand name like MOOSE RAC,MSR, PARTS UNLIMITED.
Maybe. Unfortunately, being in a pinch and unable to find quality bearing in the right size (I live near Timken, and they don't have one), I had to get Moose Racing set until I find a better one. Not paying Yami $60 for the Koyo that is shut at 5k miles.
I found that SKF makes one, but special order in my area. I keep looking and will update once I find a good, EU or USA made product.

With the SKF explorers, the same part number can be made in Germany or Argentina or...
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:26 AM   #33411
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The SKF is 17x40mm bearing with double rubber seal. SKF explorer 6203 2RSJEM is what I have in hand. The explorers are okay - lasted two years on my BMW with stock grease. (it sees water, mud, etc). These ones, I'll take apart, wash all the grease out with solvent, and repack them with Maxima waterproof. Lets see how long they last.
Are you replacing the axle seals as well? If so, where are you getting them? I always wonder when people talk about buying bearings at auto parts stores or bearing houses where they're getting the replacement seals from, or if they are even replacing them.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:45 AM   #33412
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The SKF is 17x40mm bearing with double rubber seal. SKF explorer 6203 2RSJEM is what I have in hand. The explorers are okay - lasted two years on my BMW with stock grease. (it sees water, mud, etc). These ones, I'll take apart, wash all the grease out with solvent, and repack them with Maxima waterproof. Lets see how long they last.



Maybe. Unfortunately, being in a pinch and unable to find quality bearing in the right size (I live near Timken, and they don't have one), I had to get Moose Racing set until I find a better one. Not paying Yami $60 for the Koyo that is shut at 5k miles.
I found that SKF makes one, but special order in my area. I keep looking and will update once I find a good, EU or USA made product.

With the SKF explorers, the same part number can be made in Germany or Argentina or...
That SKF is available from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/SKF-Bearing-Pr.../dp/B0071ARTEM

Are saying you want to avoid the SKF? I understand about wanting to avoid the no-name chinese bearings but a brand like SKF or Timken, etc... I think the country of origin means a little less in terms of quality.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:24 PM   #33413
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What skid plates are you guys running? How is the richochet?
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:26 PM   #33414
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What skid plates are you guys running? How is the richochet?
Is what I have and works well for me.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:45 PM   #33415
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What skid plates are you guys running? How is the richochet?
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:51 PM   #33416
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Are you replacing the axle seals as well? If so, where are you getting them? I always wonder when people talk about buying bearings at auto parts stores or bearing houses where they're getting the replacement seals from, or if they are even replacing them.
If they are good, I keep the seals. If not, most autoparts stores sell seals as well.

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That SKF is available from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/SKF-Bearing-Pr.../dp/B0071ARTEM

Are saying you want to avoid the SKF? I understand about wanting to avoid the no-name chinese bearings but a brand like SKF or Timken, etc... I think the country of origin means a little less in terms of quality.
I am saying SKF over anything else if available. Just my personal experience.

Timken is even better, IMHO but hard to find for our applications.

Update: I spent an interesting 30 minutes on the phone with a SKF tech guy who spoke in terms I did not understand (regarding forces, et cetera). The 62/22 (22x50x14mm) is available, but not in Explorer quality. part numbers are 6222-2rs1 or 62222rsj (rs1 is an unknown seal, rsj is a rubber seal pressed in steel cage). Those are industrial bearings, and he ran some numbers. At 200RPM of wheel spin and radial force of 450 lbs, with some axial force, that bearing is rated at 17000 hrs of use before the bearing grooves the cage, with stock lube rated at 40000 hrs. I have not tried or tested this bearing myself.
The 60/22 (22x44x12mm) is available by special order only and the part number is BB1-4724 . Minimum order and lead times will apply. So I was told.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:08 PM   #33417
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Just got around to editing this video a few days ago. ;) It's just another one of me beating the crap out of my WRR.

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Old 02-27-2013, 02:25 PM   #33418
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Just got around to editing this video a few days ago. ;) It's just another one of me beating the crap out of my WRR.

Brutal I'm exhausted
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:40 PM   #33419
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Just got around to editing this video a few days ago. ;) It's just another one of me beating the crap out of my WRR.


Fun day. But didn't anyone tell you guys it was raining? And flash floods?


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Old 02-27-2013, 02:55 PM   #33420
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Fun day. But didn't anyone tell you guys it was raining? And flash floods?


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I never thought to use my WR as a boat either, but apparently according to this video it can be done
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