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Postby VTRamen » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:54 pm

Noticed a little wobble today and sure enough the rear bearing is starting to go. Does anyone have a recommendation of manufacturer, or will any old thing do? Haven't checked Local Honda dealer yet.
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Re: Rear wheel bearing

Postby Murdo1 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:12 am

Get the numbers off the side of the old bearing and take to a bearing supply shop and they can match it to a new one (and about 1/3 the price from Honda).
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Re: Rear wheel bearing

Postby John Hilmer » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:31 am

Yep,

Murdo beat me to it, and this is what I do.

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Re: Rear wheel bearing

Postby degoba » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:26 pm

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Re: Rear wheel bearing

Postby squirrelman » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:49 pm

You absolutely must not go the cheapest possible route (allballs), as cheap Chinese bearings are not worth the risk of failure, injury, or a crash due to a seized wheel. :oops:

The only QUALITY bearings are made in Japan, USA or Germany and naturally cost more than inferior Chinese junk like allballs. ;)
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Re: Rear wheel bearing

Postby VTRamen » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:51 pm

Thanks everyone for the advice.
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Re: Rear wheel bearing

Postby Murdo1 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:44 pm

Not a fan of the allballs either.
I used them in head stem and only 2,000m later they are notchy and I will have to replace them again.
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Re: Rear wheel bearing

Postby VTRamen » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:24 pm

Wow. Just got back from Honda. $55.00 (including tax) for the three bearings. I'm thinking of doing along the lines of what was suggested. Will wait for the weather to take a turn then get that wheel off to get the replacements sized up.
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Re: Rear wheel bearing

Postby squirrelman » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:32 pm

Murdo1 wrote:Not a fan of the allballs either.
I used them in head stem and only 2,000m later they are notchy and I will have to replace them again.


So you see what i mean ?
Amazing that some poorly-informed riders use allballs in wheel bearings and risk it all by trusting what comes from China. I'm on many other forums and have read several posts about allballs breaking up in the wheels. :o

It seems that the equation goes something like this: if you buy half-priced Chinese garbage you'll be replacing them twice as frequently..........and never have OEM quality. :shock:
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Re: Rear wheel bearing

Postby degoba » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:52 pm

Huh. I had no idea all balls were considered cheap bearings. I just googled honda vtr wheel bearings and these came up.
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