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post #1 of 9 Old 03-02-2008, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Question Wheel Bearings

My pride and joy is an 07' KLR Black / Silver with 5000+ mi.

What are the thoughts on maintaining the SEALED wheel bearings. If anything what kind of mileage should I expect before replacement?

I navigate the slab 85% of the the time commuting to work and trailheads.

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post #2 of 9 Old 03-02-2008, 03:47 PM
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Mine is a 2000 and I had to replace the Rear Wheel bearings at roughly 10,000 miles from what I can remember. Mine is more road ridden then dirt though if that matters..
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I ride 50/50 with the klr.I replace the wheel bearings @ 10,000 or every winter.A complete set of bearings from a bearing shop ( I use EBC ) run around 23 bucks a set. 3 rear and 2 fronts.My klr sees alot of water crossings and haven't wore a set out under 10,000 yet.

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post #4 of 9 Old 03-02-2008, 08:59 PM
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"sealed" bearings should go.... till they fall apart. If they are not damaged, they wont go bad. the stock bearings need changing especially if your going thru water and dirt. It'd be good to pull them,clean, inspect every time you replace tires to see how they are holding up.


Oh, and dont rub the stock ones in the sand when your changing a tube. In the middle of nowhere. The gas station wants a mint for WD-40 so you can clean it out and get home 300 miles away.


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Are you crying?

Oh, and those buttless pants. I got a pair of them by accident a year ago but haven't worn them yet. I thought they were not allowed on a KLR & only for Harley riders.

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Hey Joe, Where her in Norcal can we find them there bearings??? -Breck-

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Are you crying?

Oh, and those buttless pants. I got a pair of them by accident a year ago but haven't worn them yet. I thought they were not allowed on a KLR & only for Harley riders.

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post #9 of 9 Old 03-12-2008, 08:33 PM
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Everytime you put tires on

pull the dust covers on your bearings and pack with water proof grease. You should be good to go.
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