rear hub bearing problem

7 replies to this topic
  • NuTbAg

Posted December 24, 2004 - 03:21 PM


Hi guy i need help. I went to install new bearings in the rear today :cry: .
Well after getting it apart i cleaned the hub and installed the lager of the 2 first. went in tight and what i would say to be normal.well after flipping over and installing the small one i lifted up the rim and :cry: the big one fell out of hub :cry:

I used the socket trick and mad sure to go in even but now i can just about pull it out be hand. any idea's what i can do?

  • yz426onNOS

Posted December 24, 2004 - 04:24 PM


Sorry can't help you here. My bearings lasted over 5 years and are still good.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted December 24, 2004 - 05:54 PM


Go ahead and put red loctite on the bearing seat surface and it will be fine.

  • grayracer513

Posted December 24, 2004 - 08:34 PM


Go ahead and put red loctite on the bearing seat surface and it will be fine.

Just be sure to go light so none gets in the bearing.

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  • NuTbAg

Posted December 25, 2004 - 05:43 AM


Thanks guys i was going to try that anyway being i figured it can fall out when it's on the bike.I just wanted to make it so the race didn't spin in the hub.

Merry Christmas :cry: :cry:

  • RCannon

Posted December 25, 2004 - 06:58 AM


You coudl also make a shim out of some thin aluminum. A beer can works well!

  • BC3

Posted December 27, 2004 - 10:21 AM


You said it was kinda tight......It sounds like you might have forced the bearing into the hub COCKED a little......check the hub for cracks around the area
where the bearing installs (seats) What kind of condition was the old bearing in
and how hard was it to remove? You might even have the WRONG bearing :cry:
check the OD with dial caliper.......You shouldn't be having this problem with
a wheel this new.......

BC :cry:

  • NuTbAg

Posted December 30, 2004 - 03:48 PM


The old bearing was locked solid. I got the correct bearings also.

I think the hub might have been swelled up from old bearing having so much oxidization around it and me removing that now made a slight change in ID of hub.

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