Front wheel bearings

Ok it time to change my front wheel bearings on my 2002 wr426 I dont need the speedo any more so what do I need to get rid of it shoul I use yz parts?:thumbsup:

Either use YZ parts or just take the cable and speedo head off and zipty a rubber cover over the exposed threads where the cable attaches.Then just use the speedo drive hub as a spacer, no cost solution. Which ever way you go on this, I recommend installing sealed bearings and carefully prying the seals out to repack the bearings with more grease and then pushing the seals back in for installation into the hub.Don't forget to put the spacer back in before the final bearing. . WR Dave

Ok took out old bearings no problem but their is only a seal on one side of the wheel the other side with speedo has the seal in the speedo and the yamaha web parts list it as one piece $79.00 that is crazy if I need a seal for that side I have to buy this? I dont think I can use yz parts because of the way the hub is for the speedo.

I'm talking about the bearings themselves having the seals. The stock bearings only have a seal on one side from the factory. As long as you didn't ruin the numbers on the bearings you can get the numbers crossed over from a bearing supply store for a lot cheaper than dealer prices. Just get them in the sealed both sides version and you should be good to go. No need to wory about the hubs dirt seals unless they are ruined. Just clean them and put them back in with a little grease on the back side of them to capture any dirt that gets past them. WR Dave

Thanks Dave I knew what you were talking about with the sealed bearings just the seal on the outside of the hub cant be replaced on the speedo side.

Yeah, your right , it's designed for the speedo drive to fit there. Just cap the cable threads and have fun riding :ride: . Trying to help and keep it cheap :thumbsup: WR Dave.

Yeah, your right , it's designed for the speedo drive to fit there. Just cap the cable threads and have fun riding :ride: . Trying to help and keep it cheap :thumbsup: WR Dave.

When the previous owner of my 450 installed the Trick Dual sport kit, he put a red electrical twist connector (not sure what the real name is for these things) on the speedo drive. Does the job perfectly, but I wish he coulda found a blue one.

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