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Was doing some routine maint on the bike and noticed the bottom chain roller behind the kickstand didn't turn very easy.

Took it off and noticed there are two sealed bearings in that thing.

Holding my finger over the bottom I filled it with WD40 and kept working it. Then turned it over and did the same thing.

The bearings felt real smooth so I don't know why it wasn't moving easy from the start.

I don't think there is even any contact unless your chain would be way loose or you catch some air and your rear wheel is in the full down position.

There are rub lines on the roller so I know it gets used some of the time.

Anyway, I am pretty anal about my bike maint and figured I would post a heads up for others to check theres.

Me no likey breakdowns on the trail....

As long as you got the WD40 might give a squirt on all the pivot points like footpegs, shift and break lever ends etc.

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I might be wrong, but I don't belive that roller has any bearings. Only had it off once. :cry:

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Thats what I thought at first. But when I started spraying it and cleaning it up I saw the seals and the bearing info.

It has a spacer in the middle and a seperate bearing on each side.

I avoid deep water crossings but have done a few.

You better check yours a little closer unless it is just an 01 E thing.???

I don't think the top one is the same.

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