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Old 03-02-2006, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by scouselee
maybe a stupid question, but as a rule of thumb, what sort of mileage should you consider checking or changing the bearings?

Never heard of any real figures on how long wheel bearings are supposed to last or when they should be changed it's a case of checking them by grabbing the wheel and giving it a good old pull from side to side something that should be done at the service intervals but of course many older bikes and customs have never had regular servicing with any records kept so if you buy it second hand you don't know what's been done or not!

A real bearing killer is the jetwash as it can wash the grease out of the bearing and also force crap into it, not good!
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