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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-12-2011, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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front wheel bearing

found out left side bearings are going. still rolls nice but has free play any way u wiggle up down left right. how worried should i be and can any one tell me the size of the bearings

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don't know the size..but you can look the bearings up on bikebandit.com, or ebay..just go to ebay..type in your make and model..and it will show you all kinds and prices of them.

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And I would replace the bearings as soon as possible. If you ride with them bad for too long, it can wallow out the hubs and the new bearings won't fit tight and if this happens, you will have to have new hubs.

Most 4-wheeler problems are caused by a loose nut connecting the handlebars and the seat!!

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agreed^^^^^^!!!!

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ok thanks guys. ill put that on the todo list. might not get fixed till late winter or spring but thats not my primary quad so its all good

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alls so any tools i need for bearing removale? i replaced a stearing stem bearing with a hammer and peace of wood hitting it around the egdge will that work for these to

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alls so any tools i need for bearing removale? i replaced a stearing stem bearing with a hammer and peace of wood hitting it around the egdge will that work for these to
unless they have a snap ring holding the bearings in the steering knuckle ??..just about anyway you can knock the old/new bearings in/out..will work..some knuckles..like on the trx300's..have snap rings under the dust seal..this keeps the bearing from comming out..soooo...make sure when you remove the dust seals..that you don't have..or didn't have any snap rings ?.

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ok i got snap rings that aint a problems i was just worried bout the bearing its self because dont some u need to press in and i dont got a press. can the seals be reused if i dont mess them up?

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ok i got snap rings that aint a problems i was just worried bout the bearing its self because dont some u need to press in and i dont got a press. can the seals be reused if i dont mess them up?
yes..if you do not mess up the seals ( and this is where bearing grease does wonders ! )..you can re-use them. as for not having a press..neither do i !..lol..a large socket..a good hammer...( brass hammer if you have one ? )..works great ..if you don't have a brass hammer..just use a large enough socket to hit the bearing fairly even and square !..you don't wanna get it going back in crooked !..make sure to grease not only the bearing..but also the steering knuckle where it goes in.

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and with new bearings..remove the inner bearing race ( plastic cover ).and re-pack them with more grease !!!!!..most do not come packed very well with grease from the factory !.

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