I hope you catch this soon, Gray, in that you are the "Go To" guy for mechanical, etc. issues! So, I called Pivot Works and a tech guy wasnt much help, said he'd have to look at the bearings and would likely send me out a new set in that these are likely defects. That said, I popped out the old races this morning and got to looking at everything, and it "seems" they might be ok, but, with one being a top bearing/race, and one being bottom, here's why. The circumference of the top is bigger than the bottom, hence, it seems as if there is a differance in how the seals seat once the races are in, but because I had the old Yamaha bearing, the leaky ones pre-2008, I have no comparison. Here are photos of the bearings. You can see how one seal drops over the race, and the other folds up away from the race. Now my problem is, if they are in spec, which is which? It seems as if the one without the crease on top, (See photo) goes on the bottom, in that it seems to fit perfectly, but I cant really tell for sure without the races installed, and the races are different sizes, so I cant install them until I know which is which. The guy from Pivot Works is going to call back later today, but I would like to get these done ASAP, in that my kids bike needs a few things done before tommorrow, and my bike is in the way.