front wheel

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  • ewd199

Posted February 28, 2010 - 08:55 AM


Can someone tell me if there is supposed to be any play in the front wheel from left to right? On my yz, you can wiggle it about a quarter of an inch from left to right. Is this to much play or should there be no play at all? Should I look into to buying new wheel barrings? Thanks

  • KJ790

Posted February 28, 2010 - 10:19 AM


You've got a problem. Find out where the play is coming from, it might be bad bearings.

  • jmg343

Posted February 28, 2010 - 10:20 AM


you need new bearings

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  • JandJ07

Posted February 28, 2010 - 04:44 PM


Any free play is a bad thing. Check your spokes as well as your bearings.

  • grayracer513

Posted February 28, 2010 - 09:24 PM


Any free play is a bad thing.

Not true. A brand new bearing that size will have up to .0015" clearance, which means the pair of them will rock on the axle a total of .003", brand new. Since the rim is over 3 times as far from the bearings as they are from each other, this will end up being about .010" at the rim with the tightest new bearings.

  • JandJ07

Posted March 01, 2010 - 08:47 AM


Great to know...didn't mean to mislead.

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