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Re: Steering Head Bearings
« Reply #40 on: October 03, 2009, 09:14:57 am »
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A tapered roller bearing usually consisits of two separate components: An inner race with a cage filled with rollers permanently fitted to it and a loose outer race. The races are the "rings" the rollers of a roller bearing roll on.
Tapered roller bearings are usually used in pairs in <> or >< configuration and are ideal to transfer high axial and radial load. They often replace shoulder ball bearings as an alternative with a longer service life and higher load carrying capability.
Tapered roller bearings fit onto cylindrical shafts and into cylindrical bores, The surfaces the rollers run on as well as the rollers themselves are conical ("tapered")

Bike wheel bearings (most) are ball bearings, inner and outer race, cage and rollers form a unit and do not allow disassembly.
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Re: Steering Head Bearings
« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2009, 01:53:10 pm »
Hey Bus, did the All BAlls bearings work? Are they the right size and do they have the rubber seal?
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Re: Steering Head Bearings
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2009, 02:05:28 pm »
Hey Bus, did the All BAlls bearings work? Are they the right size and do they have the rubber seal?

Yip, the All Balls bearings are perfect. And they both have rubber seals. As far as I could establish they only differ from OEM in that the seals are seperate items and not integral with the bearing...

They are being fitted as we speak... I dont have the time to do it myself, so Tim in Waterkant str is doing it for me.

Sorry Lecap, I had to get it done today, with the schools having started again, the N1 is a pain in the ass with the bakkie...

So Im having the bearings replaced, including the parts and labour, for less than the bearings alone from Suzuki....  :thumleft:
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Re: DRZ 400 Steering Head Bearings
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2009, 02:18:27 pm »
Hey Bus, did the All BAlls bearings work? Are they the right size and do they have the rubber seal?

Yip, the All Balls bearings are perfect. And they both have rubber seals. As far as I could establish they only differ from OEM in that the seals are seperate items and not integral with the bearing...

They are being fitted as we speak... I dont have the time to do it myself, so Tim in Waterkant str is doing it for me.

Sorry Lecap, I had to get it done today, with the schools having started again, the N1 is a pain in the ass with the bakkie...

So Im having the bearings replaced, including the parts and labour, for less than the bearings alone from Suzuki....  :thumleft:

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Re: DRZ 400 Steering Head Bearings
« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2009, 03:49:59 pm »
Yes, please post a contact number and name, I think I need a set to.
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Re: DRZ 400 Steering Head Bearings
« Reply #45 on: October 14, 2009, 07:23:15 am »
Yes, please post a contact number and name, I think I need a set to.

PLEASE!!! Urgent! I don't want to use OEM bearings on a customers bike if there is an alternative.
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Re: DRZ 400 Steering Head Bearings
« Reply #46 on: October 14, 2009, 07:31:16 am »
I also have all ball in stock, but keep in mind it is a Chinese bearing.
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Re: DRZ 400 Steering Head Bearings
« Reply #47 on: October 14, 2009, 07:32:10 am »
Yes, please post a contact number and name, I think I need a set to.

PLEASE!!! Urgent! I don't want to use OEM bearings on a customers bike if there is an alternative.

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Re: DRZ 400 Steering Head Bearings
« Reply #48 on: October 14, 2009, 07:40:36 am »
I also have all ball in stock, but keep in mind it is a Chinese bearing.

Means? Do they fall apart after 5000km? Would you use OEM considering cost of replacement? (A properly set DR650 head which does not suffer pressure washer mistreatment will usually outlast the bike).
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Re: DRZ 400 Steering Head Bearings
« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2009, 07:54:20 am »
Yes, please post a contact number and name, I think I need a set to.

PLEASE!!! Urgent! I don't want to use OEM bearings on a customers bike if there is an alternative.

Conrad my Bro in law has just bought a DRZ400E I gave him your number for head bearings also the front suspention also needs work its pretty hard.