Front Wheel Bearings


8 replies to this topic
  • MXof21

Posted June 12, 2004 - 04:13 AM

#1

Does anyone know why Yamaha uses sealed wheel bearing for the rear wheel and open ball bearings on the front?

  • Fryboy

Posted June 12, 2004 - 04:29 AM

#2

Does anyone know why Yamaha uses sealed wheel bearing for the rear wheel and open ball bearings on the front?


It makes no freakin sense. My front bearings went out a while back too. Those suckers were bad !!!! I lubed them up really well and within 6 months toast.

Fryboy

  • stroker101

Posted June 12, 2004 - 05:51 AM

#3

don't know why...however Pivot-Works has the solution! :thumbsup:

  • sirthumpalot

Posted June 12, 2004 - 06:58 AM

#4

Does anyone know why Yamaha uses sealed wheel bearing for the rear wheel and open ball bearings on the front?


It makes no freakin sense. My front bearings went out a while back too. Those suckers were bad !!!! I lubed them up really well and within 6 months toast.

Fryboy


Do you guys ride in the water a lot? I'm on the stock front bearings on my 01', and almost zero riding in water for me. Regreased the front once, replaced the rear once. When I replaced the rear they were getting loose, I pulled the dust covers and they were still full of grease.

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  • Fryboy

Posted June 12, 2004 - 07:57 AM

#5

Does anyone know why Yamaha uses sealed wheel bearing for the rear wheel and open ball bearings on the front?


It makes no freakin sense. My front bearings went out a while back too. Those suckers were bad !!!! I lubed them up really well and within 6 months toast.

Fryboy


Do you guys ride in the water a lot? I'm on the stock front bearings on my 01', and almost zero riding in water for me. Regreased the front once, replaced the rear once. When I replaced the rear they were getting loose, I pulled the dust covers and they were still full of grease.




Yes I ride through creek crossings regularly. I had to drive my bike through rivers at an enduro last year. I think that is what did them in.

Fryboy

  • John_Lorenz

Posted June 12, 2004 - 08:39 AM

#6

Pivot works are all sealed I just put them in a few months back

  • wrooster

Posted June 13, 2004 - 03:44 AM

#7

wheel bearing replacement info:
http://www.thumperfa...el_bearings.htm

jim aka the wrooster
'01 wr250f

  • YAMAKAZE

Posted June 14, 2004 - 08:18 AM

#8

I have the SAME factory bearings in my 99 YZ400F it came with. I service the wheel bearings everytime I pull the wheel off the bike for any reason. They are still as smooth as they were on day one.

Same thing for my 02 YZ426F.

Regular and routine maintenance makes a big difference.

Bonzai :thumbsup:

  • MXof21

Posted June 14, 2004 - 11:23 AM

#9

I agree, the bearings can be cleaned an regreased and they last a long time. I was servicing mine and wondered why the bearings were open on the front and sealed on the back.





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