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    Don't forget to repack your bearings with grease on the trailer before round 1 (or track days).

    ...and check your tire pressure

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    And fix all the water damage from the leaks you didnt repair in the fall......or am I the only bonehead that did that?

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    My trailer has been buried behind my dad's house under snow all winter...I'm assuming it has just rusted into the ground at this point. Bike racks should support a motard, right?

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    And check the brakes!

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    ya know, last year when you posted a reminded about trailer bearing I thought, damn I should do mine. I never did and now I've sold it. I did tell the guy he should repack the bearings though.

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Don't forget to repack your bearings with grease on the trailer before round 1 (or track days).

    ...and check your tire pressure
    How exactly do you do this? Probably need to do mine but I've never worked on my trailer.

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    I was wondering how to go about replacing them. How do you know what bearings to buy when the trailer is homemade?

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    Quote Originally Posted by maxim_X View Post
    I was wondering how to go about replacing them. How do you know what bearings to buy when the trailer is homemade?
    bearings have a number stamped on the race. Take it to a trailer store and say you need these... and there are inner and outter bearing as well so if you are replacing them take and inner and an outter and get 2 of each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G21forme View Post
    How exactly do you do this? Probably need to do mine but I've never worked on my trailer.
    Take the cap off the center. Jam a bunch of water proof grease in there. Cap the center. No need to take the wheels off.

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    I did mine a week ago!

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    Good reminder Jimmy... I need to do mine. I should probably replace them at some point, I've never done them on the little utility trailer.

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Take the cap off the center. Jam a bunch of water proof grease in there. Cap the center. No need to take the wheels off.
    or if you have grease fittings just attach a grease gun and pump some in

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    yea best advice, Bearing Buddy's

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    Quote Originally Posted by CBR929RE View Post
    or if you have grease fittings just attach a grease gun and pump some in
    Pump in just less than the amount necessary to blow out the seals on the back of the hubs.

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    If your spindles look like this, the bearings may be running a bit dry.REMINDER - trailer bearings-091-jpg

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    Did this couple months ago! Along with a new tire. After paying $50 at Bennys to get a new tire put on, I saw that Harborfreight is selling entire rim/tire for $50. Doh!

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    I dont' trailer my bike, but as a snowmobiler I have a ton of experience with trailers and bearings.

    Before the begining of each season a shot of greese to both wheels, and checking tire pressures (including the spare) is always a must. One extra thing I like to do is break the lug nuts free and tighten them back down to spec. This ensures they will come off with ease if you get a flat. It sounds petty, but I have experienced getting a flat on a trailer where the lug nuts were rusted on and it wasn't fun. If you go long periods of time without removing the wheels it's worth doing once a season.

    Granted, the conditions for a snowmobile trailer are a lot harsher due to the time of year we are using them but you can never be too careful.

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    Quote Originally Posted by stoinkythepig View Post
    Pump in just less than the amount necessary to blow out the seals on the back of the hubs.
    How about I blow out the seals, take a little grease out, then I'm good to go?

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    It looks like you blew a seal.

    What, no, no, it's just ice cream...

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    Lol, My first race trailer was abandoned on 106 cause I cut the axle right off. I knew there was something I forgot to do!

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    Quote Originally Posted by maxim_X View Post
    I was wondering how to go about replacing them. How do you know what bearings to buy when the trailer is homemade?
    Ya have to break them all down,clean'em up and anaylze and ck for pitting inside brg. and inner race
    If they are odd ball numbers to your parts man you take them to South Shore Brg. @ Furnace pkwy. express in Quincy and they will match them up for you.
    The best grease to use is the Amsoil Synthetic for them also -
    http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produc...istant-grease/

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    Quote Originally Posted by Kawi Ken View Post
    The best grease to use is the Amsoil Synthetic for them also -
    http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-produc...istant-grease/


    I've been using the wrong grease for the last 12,000 miles!!!





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    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post


    I've been using the wrong grease for the last 12,000 miles!!!




    Probably the wrong motor oil too, Paul.

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    How much grease should be in the hub area? I'm reading everything from a light coat, 1/3 full, to completely packed. It seems like a 'what kind of oil should I use' type question.

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    Re: REMINDER - trailer bearings

    Whut? Who the hell says "light coat"?

    Fully packed. If you have zerk fittings you should pump grease in there until it oozes out the seams.
    If you don't have zerk fittings you should install them and see above.

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