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Offline Wess

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« on: August 15, 2008, 08:18:00 pm »
I just got my front wheel back after getting it powder coated.  Anyone have any tips or suggestions before I rebuld it and put the new bearings on and the tire on?      I have purchased the Mobil 1 synthetic grease for the bearings.    Respectfully Yours!  Wess Heavner  COG #8010 CDA #0239    
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2008, 08:20:00 am »
Put the bearings in the freezer for awhile to shrink them.    Don't forget to put the spacer in.  Roger ('07 Wee Strom)  COG 5903  Virginia Beach, VA
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 10:54:00 am »
The bearing are sealed so you have no need to pack them with grease. This being said it is good to grease up the axle before you reinstall it.  Also the freezer tip is great and here is a link to Dave Morrows site on bearing replacement.  Front and rear.    http://www.ldrider.ca/techpages/bearings.htm    http://www.ldrider.ca/techpages/bearings-rear.htm    AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  Team Oregon MC Instructor    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)  
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2008, 12:24:00 pm »
Wess, you DID buy sealed bearings didn't you? If not, return them, and get the sealed ones. It's makes a big difference in longevity.  
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008, 03:41:00 pm »
Got seaaled bearings they just had not arrived by the time i placed the post.  This is the first time which is why I was asking  Respectfully Yours!  Wess Heavner  COG #8010 CDA #0239    
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