Which bearings to buy OEM or aftermarket ?
Posted December 03, 2011 - 12:27 PM
shock, wheel, linkage and swing arm. My question is which ones aftermarket
or OEM ? I have used All Balls and Pivot Works in the past on my old 2 stroke
but they never seem to last longer than 2 years. Do you guys think the OEM
Yamaha bearings will last longer than the aftermarket replacment sets ?
Posted December 03, 2011 - 12:49 PM
Posted December 04, 2011 - 01:02 PM
Keep out the water and dirt, and aftermarket bearings will last years
Yamaha don't make bearings, or have 'special' quality bearings made - they are just off the shelf std engineering bearings
I buy Koyo bearings where possible, coz they are a quality brand often used by the Japanese for wheel, suspension and engine bearings
The other brand often used by the Japs is NTN
either of these or makes such as SKF will be fine
Its your seals letting you down
Posted December 04, 2011 - 01:23 PM