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post #1 of 3 Old 02-14-2009, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Wheel Bearing Question

On the sprocket side of the rear wheel there are two bearings.
My question is are the two bearings the same inside diameter?
I know the outside is different, but I am concerned about the inside being the same.
Long explanation will follow later.
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-15-2009, 08:55 PM
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According to Bike Bandit's schematic, they're 3 different bearings.

601, 601A and 601B and they're all priced differently, too..

Not saying this is gospel, but it's something to look into..

As far as the ID on them, I'm hoping someone who's changed them will chime in.
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post #3 of 3 Old 02-15-2009, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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I have looked at that same picture a long time.
I know the big bearing on the other side has a bigger i.d. because the spacer slips into it.
The drive side has two bearing of different o.d. but I'm not sure of the inner diameter.
The reason I am asking is because when I got my KLR it did not have the spacer on that side. I didn't know this and rode the thing six hours at 65-70 mph packing the wife and luggage!!!!!!!!!! The axle was finger tight!!!!!!
I made a spacer from a old BSA part that I had. I never throw anything away!! But now I can't remember if the inner bearing of the two had a bigger diameter for the spacer to slip into. If it does then I'm putting the load onto one bearing (the outside).
I REALLY don't want to take the thing apart again.
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