No Brainer: Wheel Bearings

wheel_bearingsIt’s that time of year again the winter brings extreme weather conditions across the country making many riders swap out tires for a tread more suitable to the current climate. Regardless of tire selection every rider needs to do this one simple no brainer routine maintenance while the wheels are off the bike; replace wheel bearings. If you already have the wheels off the bike to replace the tires throwing in some new wheel bearings is a safe and inexpensive addition to the task. Removing and replacing wheel bearings can be done at home with the proper tools and some grease. So don’t let your wheel bearings get to this point.. replace them now!

All Balls Racing makes high quality reliable wheel bearing and seal kits that come with all the seals and bearings you need for the job, per wheel. All Balls Bearings are a great alternative to OEM and are much less expensive. The high speed bearings are manufactured to ABEC 3 precision level standards promising premium quality with low-drag. All Balls uses Chevron SRI 2 grease designed to contain rust and oxidation inhibitors, all sealed up to keep the dirt out and grease in. The wheel bearing kits come with all necessary bearings per wheel so there is no fuss with ordering individual bearings.  Check out our selection of All Balls Motorcycle Wheel Bearings

202-182_A

All Balls Wheel Bearing and Seal Kit PN: 202-182

202-159_A

All Balls Front or Rear Wheel Bearing Kit PN: 202-159

All Balls Wheel Bearing and Seal Kit PN: 202-183

All Balls Wheel Bearing and Seal Kit PN: 202-183

 

 

 

 

 

 

Removing and replacing wheel bearings can be easily done at home with the right tools. Fortunately we have a great selection of tools to help you grease monkeys out because lets face it nobody wants to fight their wheel bearings with just a screw driver and a hammer. From sophisticated wheel bearing remover tools to a dual installer and remover kit we have all the bases covered.

Motion Pro known for their high quality products make an easy to use wheel bearing remover set with specific bike fitment to make sure you have everything you need. This set comes with three pieces including both 3/4″ and 1″ split collar adapters with a larger driver rod.

Additionally K&L Supply Co. makes an eight piece wheel bearing remover set used by many mechanics. The set includes 10/12/15/17/25 mm split collar adapters with both a small and large driving rod making this a greatly universal set.

Jims wheel bearing remover and installer kit is proudly manufactured here in the USA and offers premium quality for both durability and best design. Specifically made for sealed wheel bearings this tool set allows the user to safely install and remove bearings without damaging the wheel. For compatibility be sure to check the fitment guide.

To tie all the ends together you’ll want to make sure your spokes are strong and true with the Bike Master spoke wrench set. The size range covers all bikes you could possibly need including heads 5.2, 5.4, 5.6, 5.8, 6.0, 6.2, 6.4, 6.6,  and 6.8. All those tips come neatly packed in a carrying case so you never have to worry about losing track. With a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty and use of chrome vanadium tool steel this tool features corrosion resistance for a long life. Check out our selection of Motorcycle Wheel Tools

JIMS Wheel Bearing Remover and Installer Kit PN: 910-716

JIMS Wheel Bearing Remover and Installer Kit PN: 910-716

K&L Supply Co. Wheel Bearing Remover Set PN: ZZ29185

K&L Supply Co. Wheel Bearing Remover Set PN: ZZ29185

Motion Pro Wheel Bearing Remover Tool PN: 352-300

Motion Pro Wheel Bearing Remover Tool PN: 352-300

Bike Master Spoke Wrench Set PN: 910-716

Bike Master Spoke Wrench Set PN: 910-716

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By | 2016-01-14T16:26:05+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|3 Comments

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  1. Ross Kiihn January 14, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Now you’ve got me concerned. My 1970 Honda’s wheel bearings are just as they were when the bike came from the factory, but 63,000 miles later and never greased. Still, there’s no noise or rattle when I spin the wheels. I’ll have to think about this!

  2. Wasabifiend January 14, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Hey, peeps! Pay attention to this article… Mine failed at 6,200 miles on a ride 130 mi. away from home on a Sunday nite on a holiday weekend. The cassette style bearings that HD is using are known to fail. They are made in China cr*p. J and P has better replacements for little moola. Buy ’em and a get the removal tool so you can replace them every 10k miles or so.

    • J&P Cycles January 14, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      We are so sorry to hear about your wheel bearing failure! Glad you made it home safe and happy to hear you are so pleased with the wheel bearings we supply. Thank you for the support, ride safe!

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