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cjbear11

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Wheel Bearings?
« on: May 16, 2008, 10:49:57 PM »
I need new wheel bearing on my front wheel.  What are the best to use, and where can i get them?  My bike is an '83 CB650SC Nighthawk.

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Re: Wheel Bearings?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008, 11:04:38 PM »
Check the manual to see if it is a 'special' size that you can only get from Honda. Better still take the original to your local bearing emporium and they will tell you whether it is one that they can replace or one that you have to order OEM. The factory will always charge more for a replacement bearing that you could have got from a generic supplier.
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Re: Wheel Bearings?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008, 04:03:12 AM »
Do the wheel bearings get cleaned and greased when the tires are replaced?  Or should they be?  Is it automatic for a good shop to do that?  thanks
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Re: Wheel Bearings?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2008, 05:48:22 AM »
No, it is not automatic for the shop to clean & repack wheel bearings.  Most of the bearings are pre-packed and factory sealed and you can not take them apart.  You can not add more grease.  Even my 1970 had sealed bearings.  1 of the bearings on the front of my KO was loose and I could tell it was dry.  So I just replaced them both.  Then I figured I may as well do the 3 in back too.  Now I know what I am driving on have that piece of mind.
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Re: Wheel Bearings?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2008, 07:12:13 AM »
Yeah peace of mind is good to have.  I didn't think about the bearings being sealed.  Makes sense, though.   thanks
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Re: Wheel Bearings?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 11:07:50 AM »
Does anyone recommend a brand, obviously double sealed, but just fishing to see if anyone has a recommendation for a 72 750.
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Re: Wheel Bearings?
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 01:15:36 PM »
Does anyone recommend a brand, obviously double sealed, but just fishing to see if anyone has a recommendation for a 72 750.

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Re: Wheel Bearings?
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2013, 04:21:25 PM »
Thank you
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