Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by demon, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. demon

    demon Guest


    Please can anyone help? I am looking to replace my steering head bearings
    and wheel bearings and was wondering if anyone could tell me what the
    bearing references are before I start dismantling, so that I can order
    bearings from SKF or FAG and not pay the rather expensive Kawasaki OE
    prices. Any other bearing Refs i.e. swinging arm etc would also be much

    Thanks in advance

    demon, Sep 6, 2006
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    SAMMM Guest

    first, why change them. are they rough or damaged?
    if so, i would change the cups as well.
    most mfrs. have proprietary bearing setups in the head
    all the ones i've seen are composed of a cup, a cone and loose balls.
    you assemble the balls in the cup with a stiff grease.
    pay the expensive price IF the bearing needs replacement

    on the wheel bearings, there will be a number.
    pay the price IF they need replacement.
    SAMMM, Sep 6, 2006
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    Wudsracer Guest

    You might find the bearings that you need in aftermarket kits for your
    street bike, as those are supplied for almost all popular dirt bikes
    by Parts Unlimited by All Balls.
    Wudsracer, Sep 6, 2006
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