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solg

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Wheel bearings
« on: October 16, 2012, 11:11:30 AM »
I have a 2008 iron barrel with 2000 miles on it I am considering installing polished wheel hubs this winter. Is it advisable to upgrade the wheel bearings at this time? ( my concern is the quality of the originals)

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Re: Wheel bearings
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 11:29:26 AM »
Yes. Very advisable.
We have seen some good results with some affordable ceramic ball bearings in those applications. Much lower rolling resistance.
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Re: Wheel bearings
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 10:02:13 PM »
Thanks Tom. Now where might I find affordable ceramic bearings.  the places I have been looking are showing bearings going from $125 and up I know that can't be right.

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Re: Wheel bearings
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2012, 12:18:53 AM »
Thanks Tom. Now where might I find affordable ceramic bearings.  the places I have been looking are showing bearings going from $125 and up I know that can't be right.

Chumma is using some VXB ceramics on his right now, and he likes them.
They are much more affordable.
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Re: Wheel bearings
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2012, 05:44:43 PM »
I called VXB in CA. They had nothing for the specs I gave them. I'll PMChumma to see what he used.