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    original wheell bearings
    if they feel smooth by hand9{JAM A GLOVED THUMB IN EACH NAND ROTATE WHILE -PUSHING HARD AXIALLY} no water or grit has hurt them
    they will be fine
    our mc wheel bearings have any easy life with relatively low loads and low rpm throughout there life
    you can pop out tghe outer vdust shields and have a look at them to be shure corrosion is starting
    the grease is simply to lube the balls sliding action to the ball cage
    save monet save time they are only original once
    and as the jealoous masses quanddifflicate you and the most bitchen big block rice burner of the era
    you can beam proudly and annoince even the original wheel bearings were/are perfefct
    a really good upgrade if replacing the chain is 520 xring instead of the long outdated locomotive sized 630
    the savings in unsprung weight is a great value for an improvement in suspension and accel
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    Wheel bearings on my trials bikes retail for a whole $3.08 each, so when they are the least bit worn it's not a difficult decision to replace them or not. ymmv.
    Read the number off the side of the bearing and buy them from a bearing supply store, not a motorcycle dealer.
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    Just replace consumables and keep it stock. Those things are worth more than unicorn shit but ONLY if they are unmolested.

    If you haven't already posted it on GS Resources you should - those guys will wet themselves in excitement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillsy View Post
    Just replace consumables and keep it stock. Those things are worth more than unicorn shit but ONLY if they are unmolested.

    If you haven't already posted it on GS Resources you should - those guys will wet themselves in excitement.
    i know,right?
    they be peein,\' in each others bungholes they fiind out even da whil barings are stock
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