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Hi all,

Any one got any recommendations for bearing kits for rear linkage on 2014 txt,

is it best to go genuine parts? or aftermarket bearing kits ok?

Cheers

G

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On 2/9/2020 at 6:57 PM, zippy said:

I buy these and re-use the old seals

 

https://www.vxb.com/HK1516OH-Needle-Bearing-15x21x16-p/kit7374.htm

 

I use the same bearings but don't reuse the old "seals".  Don't the bearings have seals built in? How would you fit in the old outer seals?  

Thanks just trying to learn. 

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7 hours ago, mbeers6 said:

I use the same bearings but don't reuse the old "seals".  Don't the bearings have seals built in? How would you fit in the old outer seals?  

Thanks just trying to learn. 

Actually been a little while since I changed the bearings.  If memory serves correctly, (this may be the issue and as I type this I may have remembered differently) the new bearings are just a touch wider than the originals, I believe I put in O-rings to take up the gap or I was "persuasive" with the old seals.  I actually need to grease the dog bones bearings soon.  I should take a pic and post it.

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@mbeers6 sorry for taking so long to respond, bike maintenance has taken a back seat lately.

I tore down the dog bones today.  As you can see in the the VXB photo of the bearing there is no seal.

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Here is a photo of the same bearing installed in my dog bones.  (Still a bit dirty, but hopefully can see it clear enough)

note: it is a caged bearing and there is a rubber seal, I "persuaded" the original GasGas seals to be in place. It is a very tight fit and the seal does stick out probably a half mm from the dog bones.  but after install in the bike, they don't stick out anymore.  SQUISH!!  ?

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Thanks for the follow up and pics Zippy. I'm going to try using the GG outer seals next time I replace my bearings then, should help keep some moisture out.   

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6 hours ago, mbeers6 said:

Thanks for the follow up and pics Zippy. I'm going to try using the GG outer seals next time I replace my bearings then, should help keep some moisture out.   

Welcome,  good luck

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