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Offline kzz1king

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Wheel bearing life
« on: April 08, 2019, 07:53:41 pm »
What kind of miles are the C14s getting before bearings are needed? I know I changed my front in my C10 about every other tire. I have close to 60000 on it now.

On another note I am looming for the axle diameters . I want to make a little better center shaft for my  H F changer. The threaded portion of rear is 17.5 mm.
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Re: Wheel bearing life
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 08:21:41 pm »
My first c14 went 175000 miles never changed wheel bearings.
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Re: Wheel bearing life
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 08:23:52 pm »
Wise men say change wheel bearings when they are bad, not before.
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Re: Wheel bearing life
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2019, 11:17:13 am »
I did mine because I thought that they needed it.  I don't think that they were bad.  I'm thinking it's basically your riding style.  Somewhat more spirited or you are carrying a lot of weight around, could lessen life I suppose.
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Re: Wheel bearing life
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2019, 04:17:55 pm »
Who you calling fat?  ::)
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Re: Wheel bearing life
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 04:29:52 pm »
Who you calling fat?  ::)

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Re: Wheel bearing life
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 05:24:09 pm »
my take on it is to buy them, good ones, like NTK (don't start that China thing... I ain't buying your diatribe on quality..) and have them with you, in your bags, and when needed... simply do them.
Having replaced wheel bearings many times, (for myself, and others, and sometimes in emergency failures en-route on rides and rallies), I'll just say "replacing a fine bearing, may result in the new bearing failing in much less time, and at an un-opportune time", then just running till it's clearly "needed".

no guarantee on ANY life cycle, of any bearing, when a working one is pulled, and replaced, with another... just like tires.... they all can change ....

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Re: Wheel bearing life
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 06:03:02 pm »
I like this advice. Murphs the place to get them?


my take on it is to buy them, good ones, like NTK (don't start that China thing... I ain't buying your diatribe on quality..) and have them with you, in your bags, and when needed... simply do them.
Having replaced wheel bearings many times, (for myself, and others, and sometimes in emergency failures en-route on rides and rallies), I'll just say "replacing a fine bearing, may result in the new bearing failing in much less time, and at an un-opportune time", then just running till it's clearly "needed".

no guarantee on ANY life cycle, of any bearing, when a working one is pulled, and replaced, with another... just like tires.... they all can change ....
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Re: Wheel bearing life
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2019, 06:15:35 am »
Yes, front and back.  https://murphskits.com
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Re: Wheel bearing life
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2019, 08:28:58 pm »
The front ones on my 08 went bad prior to 20k miles. The dealer replaced them under warranty (shockingly). With just a hair under 100k, I have a bearing on the back wheel that is starting to squeak. I noticed it was a bit tight the last time I changed tires. I'll get around to it one of these days...
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Re: Wheel bearing life
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2019, 08:11:37 am »
I'll get around to it one of these days...

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Re: Wheel bearing life
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2019, 10:38:02 am »
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Re: Wheel bearing life
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2019, 11:43:46 am »
my take on it is to buy them, good ones, like NTK (don't start that China thing... I ain't buying your diatribe on quality..) and have them with you, in your bags, and when needed... simply do them.


Reminds me of an old story. The local european car repair shop is the go to place for Porsche repair. I guy brought in his 911 and needed the wheel bearings replaced. Owner ordered some aftermarket bearings (I think they were sankin), when they came in, owner flipped, said he didn't want any jap made crap on his baby, he wanted genuine Porsche parts. So the owner obliged and got the bearings from Porsche, and they were double the price. When he took the bearing out of the Porsche box, it said Sanken, made in Japan. He showed it to the owner and told him to keep the box as he paid for it!

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Re: Wheel bearing life
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2019, 06:03:53 am »
Murphs has the seals as extra. Are they generally needed or can the old ones be easily removed and reused?

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Re: Wheel bearing life
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2019, 06:39:51 am »
They will be worn to the point of letting water in.  I replace then every second tyre change.
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