Lower Shock Bearing replacement

I had one put in when I first bought the bike.  It was genuine yammie parts and one water crossing toasted them.  WTF?  the rest were good, maybe the guy didnt replace the seals??

Whatever.  This time I'm doing it myself since I have the time.  Anything special about removal or install I should know?  Just a regular bearing install?

Of all linkage bearings....it's the easiest to install. One water crossing shouldn't have ruined them unless the bike sat afterwards for some time. These bearings and pivot points should have inspections once a month.

10 minutes ago, Blackwoodz said:

Of all linkage bearings....it's the easiest to install. One water crossing shouldn't have ruined them unless the bike sat afterwards for some time. These bearings and pivot points should have inspections once a month.

Sweet.  Yeah it was deep and sat for a while.  Man, if I have to inspect them once a month I'm going to quit riding!!  lol

Bel-ray water proof grease . Un-bolt the rear shock from the linkage and a c-clamp it with a socket and it's out . As stated its super easy . 

53 minutes ago, Rosehill Ryder said:

Bel-ray water proof grease . Un-bolt the rear shock from the linkage and a c-clamp it with a socket and it's out . As stated its super easy . 

I used belray, that's why I'm disapppointed but like I said maybe he used the old seals.  And I just got it out, very easy just wanted to make sure I wasnt assuming it was just a standard removal/install when it's not.  

Looking at the bearing it appears one side is different then the other, the lip on it.  Assuming the lessor lip goes in first when installing.  

50 minutes ago, Sycamore said:

I used belray, that's why I'm disapppointed but like I said maybe he used the old seals.  And I just got it out, very easy just wanted to make sure I wasnt assuming it was just a standard removal/install when it's not.  

Looking at the bearing it appears one side is different then the other, the lip on it.  Assuming the lessor lip goes in first when installing.  

It should look the same on both sides of the bearing . Unless he mushroomed one side some how . Not pointing fingers at the installer , just brainstorming . 

No the new one is the same.

Make sure you put the new seals in right. They look backwards when installed correct. You are keeping the grease dry from the outside, not the grease to stay in. 

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