loose front wheel bearings

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Old 11-14-2010, 07:49 PM
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loose front wheel bearings

hello all,
we have had a problem w/ our front wheel bearings getting loose (over 1/8" at the tire). we bought new wheel bearings from "ALL BALLS " racing .
installed them and it got better . two races later, the RF had over 1/8" of play in the bearing. I took it all apart and everything was correctly installed and in place. after several failed attempts at re- tighteniing( and making sure I had the concave washer the correct way) { that is a rookie mistake }

After a redneck evaluation .... we ground about .020 (20 thousanths) off of the flat part of the washer to tighten the bearings up ... it worked .

Anybody else have this sort of problem?
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:19 PM
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sorry...i lost you at "ALL BALLS"....but no i personally havent had any loose bearing problems...loose wheels yes...but thats a different story lol
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Do you run the dust covers? I found that after about 3 seconds on the track without them the wheel bearings go to crap.
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haven't had any issues, but I'll keep my eye out.
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Yes Blaster, we use dust covers.
I have original bearings on the practice bike, but I've had to replace a set on the race bike.
It only has 5 hours on it too. So I have no clue how it works lol.
But there is no way I could ever finish races without my dads redneck sidecoming out!
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......maybe you should stop riding so hard
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Quote: Originally Posted by jsracing23 View Post
......maybe you should stop riding so hard

whattt??? are you crazy?
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