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Re: Letís talk bearings
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2018, 10:24:55 AM »
The old bearing was all cracked up at the locking ring. I chalked it up to weak metal and replaced it with a spare. Now thereís a gap between the new one after 2 days of riding. Am I locking them incorrectly?  Iím doing it as I see on the videos. Also, the axle was straight as an arrow when I pulled it last time.
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      I watched a video on the other site awhile back, I thought he said something about putting the lock collars on so as your driving it would force them tighter if you got against anything. Righty tighty on left side and tighten counter clockwise on the right side. Not sure if this helps may need to just tap it a bit tighter when installing? Let us know what you figure out, hope you don't need an axle.
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Re: Letís talk bearings
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2018, 11:06:16 PM »
The old bearing was all cracked up at the locking ring. I chalked it up to weak metal and replaced it with a spare. Now thereís a gap between the new one after 2 days of riding. Am I locking them incorrectly?  Iím doing it as I see on the videos. Also, the axle was straight as an arrow when I pulled it last time.

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Re: Letís talk bearings
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2018, 11:15:00 AM »
Always good to spin them as you grease them also. I do mine at an Idle on a Stand that way you get the grease all the way around the bearing. But Lining up the Holes is always a good idea  ;)
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Iím thinking I either have a bent axle right at that bearing, or itís not in straight, thought it seemed to be straight and took plenty of grease when I put it in. There is a bounce to my rig and I canít find it. Iíve watched all of the wheels while at idle and none appear to be bent, shouldnít have flat spots in the tires, and I can see some axle between the new bearing and the lock collar. Donít know how that would be unless it bent right at the point where the collar meets the bearing?

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Re: Letís talk bearings
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2018, 04:47:48 PM »
Always good to spin them as you grease them also. I do mine at an Idle on a Stand that way you get the grease all the way around the bearing. But Lining up the Holes is always a good idea  ;)
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Re: Letís talk bearings
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2018, 04:21:19 PM »
The grease very rarely gets where it's suppose to go.
It is suppose to go into that little hole in the OD of the bearing.
Even if you line up the zert fitting with the hole I don't think the grease will go into
the hole.
About all you can do is pump lots of grease in it to fill the void between the bearing
and the flanges, that will help slow down the water from coming in when your floating.
The mud and gunk will surely fill that little oil hole in no time.
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The grease hole is on the wrong side of that bearing, if the grease hole is on the fitting side and both flanges are not wore and bearing is installed straight they should take grease proper and last many hours.
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Re: Letís talk bearings
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2018, 08:45:12 PM »
Or you can get the ultimate Bearings and never screw around with any of this crap. kik kik
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Re: Letís talk bearings
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2018, 09:48:03 PM »
Or you can get the ultimate Bearings and never screw around with any of this crap. kik kik
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Re: Letís talk bearings
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2018, 09:27:21 PM »
The grease very rarely gets where it's suppose to go.
It is suppose to go into that little hole in the OD of the bearing.
Even if you line up the zert fitting with the hole I don't think the grease will go into
the hole.
About all you can do is pump lots of grease in it to fill the void between the bearing
and the flanges, that will help slow down the water from coming in when your floating.
The mud and gunk will surely fill that little oil hole in no time.
Keep plenty of bearings in your tool bag. banana banana banana banana
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Re: Letís talk bearings
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2018, 11:38:18 AM »
When I went through and greased all of my bearings 4 of them shot grease out between the carriers on the first pump of grease. Should I split and reseal each of the carriers?

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Re: Letís talk bearings
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2018, 12:11:58 PM »
Well, pulled the wheel off, took the bolt out of the axle and sprockets and pulled the whole dang thing out easy as could be. Never pulled the chains or anything. Took my time cleaning it well and sealing then went to reassemble. I cut a piece of 1Ē square stock to fit between the sprocket and the frame for support since it was just hanging by chains and gently tapped the axle in. Went smooth as I could imagine. Only a 3 Coors Light and 1 pair of Leviís job.

I only replaced the one since I didnít want to push my luck.

Greased everything else and itís running well.

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Re: Letís talk bearings
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 02:03:01 PM »
3 bearings on the way. Figured since I have to pull the chains I may as well replace the front and rear. Pulling the body will give me the excuse to drop my fuel tank in the rear and cut out the rear part of the tub. One day Iíll actually drive it more than work on it Iím sure.

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Re: Letís talk bearings
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 07:15:28 PM »
Haven't had to change a bearing but maybe 2 times on any of our machines. Other than my Max, I can't remember the other one.  :-\ But even springered, they have to be changed the same way.  :) Having a slidehammer helps a BUNCH.  ;D

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Re: Letís talk bearings
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 12:57:45 PM »
I donít know if I want to watch that video. It will just give me even more springer envy!!!!

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Re: Letís talk bearings
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 09:01:50 PM »
Your daughter is going to be a big help finding the bugs. A lot of people might hear a squeak & just let it go, but she brought it to your attention.  :)  This video should help you. Since you have to change one, check them all. There may be more going bad other than the obvious one. When it comes to bearings, you get what you pay for.
Yes, the chain has to be taken off.


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Letís talk bearings
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 08:19:30 PM »
My daughter came up to me shortly after taking off for a drive on the farm and said the maxII was squeaking. I went out to check and discovered this.


Iíve dreaded changing out bearings or axles, guess now is the time. Is there any bearings recommended over others? 

Whatís the easiest way for the middle bearings?  Iíve noticed none of the how-to videos mention chain removal, am I to leave the chains on while removing the axles?