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Old 05-06-2014, 09:26 AM   #1
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Needle Bearings $$$

I just got a price of $90 each for the rear pivot pin needle bearings ( part # 33 172 311 091 )

Are these only available from BMW ?

Has anybody found an alternate source ?

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Old 05-06-2014, 09:37 AM   #2
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I just got a price of $90 each for the rear pivot pin needle bearings ( part # 33 172 311 091 )

Are these only available from BMW ?

Has anybody found an alternate source ?

Thanks
No, according to my experience they are only available from BMW. I needed to buy the tire facing one with the pin (2) last year. It is sold as a package together with Loctite.

Lucky me the original pin from 1988 has been replaced by a longer one with makes the installation somewhat easier.

According to RealOEM the bearing sells for 44$ each.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...5&hl=6&lang=en

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Old 05-06-2014, 10:14 AM   #3
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Motorworks don't list the bearings but do the pivot pin, I bought mine from them a couple of years ago and they were noticeably cheaper than BMW, it could be worth an e-mail.

http://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Sh...EA_80&spPage=2
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:19 AM   #4
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Motorworks don't ship to the states.

I tried to buy the bearings through a couple of bearing suppliers both came back with the same message "made exclusively for bmw and only available from them or their appointed agents".

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Old 05-06-2014, 12:34 PM   #5
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Yep, same deal with the rocker arm needle bearings. Proprietary size, nothing else available. $28 x 8 bearings is a lot of cash.

I wish they'd quit doing that.

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Old 05-06-2014, 01:19 PM   #6
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Motobins list the bearing

http://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts....20valve%20Twin
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