- superstar Evo bearings and removel/install tool
Watching with interest 🙂 I’d like to do mnie fairly cleanly, but from my last quick effort it was going to be a rough and tough job, so waiting for bearings to grind to paste before I attempt!
Does Kaesae do drifts for them then, and not just the bearings? I’ve already got the bearingsPosted 5 years agocompositeSubscriber
This is kaesae.
Here are the switch evo kits he sells.Posted 5 years ago
I got a full front and rear set for £35 from Katec/Keasea on ebay (they were EZO bearings) and they’re all running smooth 9 months later, in fact I recently picked the seals off the bearings I could reach to check them and they were all uncontaminated proving the seals are working. Cheap bearings have poor tollerances but more importantly poor seals so get SKF, INA, FAG, EZO (from Katec)
This is how you change the front bearings, the rear are easy and you don’t need special tools…
Pull the end cap adapters off which will leave the bearings and the inner half of the end caps still in place. Using a drift/screwdriver/socket extension etc and hammer knock out a bearing and end cap still in the hub by pushing the spacer between the bearings down to compress the o-ring so you can get the drift on the edge of the bearing then do the same for the other bearing. It’s best to press the bearings in place but I used an old bearing on top of the new bearing and carefully knocked it in with a hammer, even if you do use a press make sure you push on the outer race of the bearing as applying too much force to the inner race will damage them. Make sure all the spacers and end caps go in with the o-rings seated correctly which can be a bit tricky if the o-rings have magically grown like mine had.Posted 5 years agoandyrmMember
Rear are 6902 2RS – can’t remember what the rear are.
You don’t need any special tools – I just use a large socket to rest the hub on and use a big flathead screwdriver & rubber mallet.
Pop a little bit of grease on the mating surfaces to protect against binding and then drive them back in with a socket & rubber mallet.
I use INA stainless ones – I get them for about £3 a piece from my mate who works for a bearing supplier, so even factoring mate’s rates out, you’re likely to pay under a tenner an end I reckon.Posted 5 years agohambl90Member
Bearing list for anyone unsure what bearings to getPosted 5 years agonealyMember
Cheap cartridge bearings have rubbish seals so don’t last long, get good quality branded bearings (FAG/INA/EZO/SKF) and fill them full of grease before fitting and you’ll be right…or save yourself a faff and get them from Katec/Keasea which are the cheapest I can find anyway.Posted 5 years ago
The topic ‘superstar Evo bearings and removel/install tool’ is closed to new replies.