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cheaper crankshaft bearings for 650L?

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Hey,

I'm rebuilding my 2000 650L and trying to replace as much as I can afford to while I'm in there. OEM crankshaft bearings are almost $70 a piece. I hate to blow $150 on bearings if I don't have to. Has anyone out there already done the foot work for finding cheaper (but still quality) ones? Thanks!

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Actually, nothing's wrong with the bearings. The bike has 22,000 miles on it and I figure since I've got the engine split in half I should just replace them with freshies while It's 'convenient'. Am I overly paranoid about it?

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The big variable is if they are a standard size. I think one is a 6307 and the other a 6308. If they are standard, then you should be able to pick some up for a lot less than the Honda price. Try Service Honda or the Thumpertalk store. They will ony be $45 or $50 there. For non-OEM try a local bearing store. Most cities have one. They can find what you need. If I had to guess, I'd say that they can be found for $25 to $35 each.

These bearings run in motor oil. They will last a very long time. I think that the crank rod bearings will wear out long before those ball bearings. If you had 50,000 miles I could see replacing them. I doubt that there is much wear. It would suck to pay a lot and not need them.

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