Front Wheel Bearings

4 replies to this topic
  • Schpenxel

Posted June 02, 2011 - 05:57 PM


So.. was washing the bike earlier and noticed that if you grabbed the top of the front tire and pulled it side to side there was a bit more play than I would expect. Is this normal or are the bearings on the way out? I expect they need replacing along with some others in the suspension most likely but wanted to get some other thoughts before I started ordering parts.

I can measure the exact amount tomorrow but I'd guess it was half an inch of play side to side.


  • lexintexan

Posted June 02, 2011 - 08:41 PM


yes, if the axle isn't loose, then the bearings definitley need replacement.

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  • motojase316

Posted June 03, 2011 - 04:25 AM


I have seen quite a few front wheel bearings with excessive movement on the 2010 and 2011 yz450f and yz250f so far, Best to get those replaced.

  • APlusAutoParts

Posted June 03, 2011 - 05:50 AM


yes it sounds like the bearings are wasted

  • Schpenxel

Posted June 03, 2011 - 07:35 AM


Thanks for the replies guys.. I went ahead and ordered a bearing/seal kit for front and rear. They're pretty cheap and I'm pulling the rear wheel off anyways to replace the sprocket, so I might as well change them out.

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