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    Can anyone tell me the specifications needed to buy a front wheel bearing?

    I don't fancy going to the parts shop and paying so much more for the same generic bearing simply because it is in Suzuki packaging.

    Also, can I just drive the bearing out using a flat blade screwdriver instead of having to use the "special tool" as per detailed in the factory manual?
    Ask not what TLP can do for you, but what you can do for TLP.

  • #2
    Would it be possible to look at the ID on the bearing that you're going to replace and take that to a place that sells them cheaper? Just a thought. Either that or go to www.ronayers.com and see if the have the info in their micro fiche.
    Jay


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    • #3
      Just replaced the rear wheel bearings on my GS with factory Suzuki. They were only $14.90 each, TL's should be about the same price. Wasn't worth the hassel going else where to make sure they were the right size, could handle the rotational speed an load....and got them in 2 days with no additional shipping charges.
      As for removing & installing...Just take a hammer & screwdriver to get the old ones out. Tap around the bearing evenly to get it out. When installing the new ones, put them in the freezer over night. This will shrink the metal a little so they are easier to press in. Use something about the same size as the bearing like a socket (I used a spare frame slider) and tap the bearing in slowly & evenly. Make sure you are only putting pressure on the outer race and not the inner race.
      Common sense is not very common.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dgyver
        Just replaced the rear wheel bearings on my GS with factory Suzuki. They were only $14.90 each, TL's should be about the same price. Wasn't worth the hassel going else where to make sure they were the right size, could handle the rotational speed an load....and got them in 2 days with no additional shipping charges.
        As for removing & installing...Just take a hammer & screwdriver to get the old ones out. Tap around the bearing evenly to get it out. When installing the new ones, put them in the freezer over night. This will shrink the metal a little so they are easier to press in. Use something about the same size as the bearing like a socket (I used a spare frame slider) and tap the bearing in slowly & evenly. Make sure you are only putting pressure on the outer race and not the inner race.
        Sounds good, thanks!
        Ask not what TLP can do for you, but what you can do for TLP.

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        • #5
          Moving this over to the help forum

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