aftermarket wheel bearings???

I am going to be changing my tires soon, so I figured I'd look into replacing all the wheel bearings and seals while the wheels are off..especially since I do not know if they ever were replaced and bike is 10 years old. I looked up the parts numbers and pricing on ronayers.com..as I always do( then I go to my local dealer and he price matches).

I was astounded that with all bearings( 3 in back and two up front) and seals, it was ~$130. That is more than the tires themselves are gonna cost. The front ones alone account for about half of that cost.

Anyone know where to get quality bearings cheaper?? I typically like to buy my maintenance items as stock items from my dealer....but this may change that.

OR, do most people pull the bearings, repack and reinstall??

Thanks for any feedback. :ride:

Any input on "allballs"...allballsracing.com.

I see they have the same stuff I was gonna buy from dealer, for about $50.

allballs bearings and seals have worked on fine for me in both my KLX and my ST1100.

I believe they are quality bearings.

You can also try a bearing supply store. They can usually supply top quality bearings such as NTN or SKF for a fraction of the cost of oem.

I found all but one of mine on ebay, I forget the seller, I read a lot of reviews and they seem to be ok. I had to go to a bearing supply store for one, which was more than all the rest together! Repacking them is really simple as well, if they are in good shape.

I recently change the wheel bearings, swingarm bearings, and shock linkage bearings on my old 2001 E model. I used bearings from Pivotworks and I think I got them from the TT store.

Careful buying cheap bearings! Probably made in China. These bearings are very poor quality and will wear out prematurely or fail unexpectedly.

Careful buying cheap bearings! Probably made in China. These bearings are very poor quality and will wear out prematurely or fail unexpectedly.

when you say "these"..which ones are you referring to? The Allballs, or the Pivot works?

I have heard some good stuff about the all balls bearings on street bike boards.

http://www.vxb.com/

Or any other bearing house. You can get about enough to do your wheels 2 or 3 times over for $20 (plus shipping, likely that much again). I order -2RS sealed both sides. Pop the seals out, clean and repack them with good water proof grease. Check them when the wheel is off for new tires.

Cheap chinese knock offs? All the ones I got were Russian. They meet the same spec as the OEM. Remember you are ordering the bearing by specification not end use. Or go down to the local agro supply company. Same thing.

There are a couple OEM ones that are not "common" go 1mm up or down (in width) it doesn't matter like it does with crank bearings. Just ensure the spacers etc fit up properly so you don't preload the bearings. That'll kill OEM just as fast.

I don't have the DRZ p/n handy but this was the Gamma

Suzuki dimensions spec

08123-63027 15x42x13 6302-2RS

08113-63050 25x62x17 6305-2RS

Go to a fiche (TT store or Ron Ayers) it will give the part number and size. Go from there.

The replacements have outlasted the OEM. I think the dual seals contribute significantly to this.

As others have said if you can get the OD, ID, and thickness you can go to a bearing house & tell them, what you want or take it in to them. Tell them what they are for. There are several different types for the same bearing size based on what type of load & rpm. The bearing house people are very knowledgable and can get you a quality bearing. I have been using non-oem for years with out a problem.

Highly recommend VXB if you can wait a few days to order them.

Ball Bearings 6004-2RS

20 x 37 x 9

http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/20mm/Kit7606

is the front bearing Two needed

Ball Bearings 6004-2RS

20 x 42 x 12

http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/20mm/6004-2RS-1

Rear Two needed

Ball Bearings 6204-2RS

20 x 47 x 14

http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/20mm/6204-2RS-1

HUB side bearing One Needed

Edited by E.Marquez
front bearing size, PN and link were wrong
Highly recommend VXB if you can wait a few days to order them.

Ball Bearings 6004-2RS

20 x 42 x 12

http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/20mm/Kit7606_1

is the front bearing Two needed

Ball Bearings 6004-2RS

20 x 42 x 12

http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/20mm/6004-2RS-1

Rear Two needed

Ball Bearings 6204-2RS

20 x 47 x 14

http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/20mm/6204-2RS-1

HUB side bearing One Needed

Thanks for putting up those links. Do you then just use new stock seals?

Use the outer stock dirt seals. They keep the major crap out the secondary seals keep the grease in and the finer dirt/water out.

When I said earlier you order the bearing by specification; 6004 is the spec it codes size, load range, rpm.

http://www.hchbearing.com/pdf/online%20catalogue.pdf

I've had good luck with Pivot Works.......

Plane Dr, Bronco, thanks for the links, part numbers.

I also go to industrial suppliers for bearings, fasteners, and hydraulic parts.

It's just plain insulting for OEMS to ask $40 for a $6 bearing.

Highly recommend VXB if you can wait a few days to order them.

Ball Bearings 6004-2RS

20 x 42 x 12

http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/20mm/Kit7606_1

is the front bearing Two needed

Ball Bearings 6004-2RS

20 x 42 x 12

http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/20mm/6004-2RS-1

Rear Two needed

Ball Bearings 6204-2RS

20 x 47 x 14

http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/20mm/6204-2RS-1

HUB side bearing One Needed

what model(s) are those bearings for? I am guessing the s/sm??

These are the sizes I get for the 2000 400 K from the fiche on ronayers.com:

front:

(2) 20 x 37 x 9

rear:

(2) 20 x 42 x 12

(1) 20 x47 x14

i work in a bearing shop here in aus, those bearings i could do for about $25

what model(s) are those bearings for? I am guessing the s/sm??

These are the sizes I get for the 2000 400 K from the fiche on ronayers.com:

front:

(2) 20 x 37 x 9

rear:

(2) 20 x 42 x 12

(1) 20 x47 x14

I went and double checked and it would appear correct you are correct on the front. I think Bronco78 made a mistake. :ride: I think that's like a first. Can't be but maybe.....

The bearing spec would be 6904-2RS, near as I can tell. (second part number group in Suzi number). I cross checked TT OEM store, they had the p/n but no bearing size. That's across E's, K's, and S' which it should be.

Yup, had it wrong in my parts data base... But I can tell you that bearing fits one of the 8 bikes I own now, and 6 I've sold in the last 4 years if that helps :ride:

Should have been two each 20x37x9

http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/20mm/Kit7606

Good catch

OK, thanks. Just wanted to make sure I order the right parts Nothing worse than having bike apart, ready to put in parts, and they are the wrong ones. Thanks. :ride:

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