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Ordered some new front wheel bearings for my GSXR and they only are sealed on one side. The bearings out of my marchesinis are sealed on both side. What do you guys think?
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Normal, reduces friction.
No real reason to have seals on the inside of what will be a sealed system

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The inner spacer that is between the bearings on the inside of the wheel rides on the inner race of the bearing. When the axle is through the bearings and wheel the inside of the bearing doesn't see the outside environment.

Run them. Always eyeball and feel the wheel bearings during wheel swaps. When they get notchy, change them.

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yeah, but wont the grease run out? the bearings that are in the marchesinis are sealed on both sides and these bearings are going in them. i don't want to take any chances.
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yeah, but wont the grease run out? the bearings that are in the marchesinis are sealed on both sides and these bearings are going in them. i don't want to take any chances.
Can't argue with you on that...

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I've seen open sided bearings before and installed a few. but never considered that.

I think high temp grease used sparingly will be fine.Keep an eye on it

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I've seen open sided bearings before and installed a few. but never considered that.

I think high temp grease used sparingly will be fine.Keep an eye on it
How can he keep on eye on it when the outside of the bearing is sealed?

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watch for messy hubs .
Don't use to much grease.
If you ride in the rain often find some other bearings.
as you said check for failure when changing tires.

Hell you know what I mean.

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My bet is he doesn't put them in. He buys different bearings and keeps those for spares but never uses them. Lol

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Wags...install them...they are fine. The spacer buts up against them on the inside and no the grease doesn't run out.

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30k on my 03 1000 with stock bearings, suzuki must know something about wheel bearings

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30k on my 03 1000 with stock bearings, suzuki must know something about wheel bearings

i needed to replace the bearings on the back wheel of my 03 1000 with 25k on it.

the reason i am asking is because the stock suzuki bearings do not look exactly like the marchesini bearings. if they did i would not worry.
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i needed to replace the bearings on the back wheel of my 03 1000 with 25k on it.

the reason i am asking is because the stock suzuki bearings do not look exactly like the marchesini bearings. if they did i would not worry.
well... they are suzuki bearings not marchesini bearings...

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well... they are suzuki bearings not marchesini bearings...
I believe neither of them makes bearings.... just saying.....

as Kevin said, chances that the grease will find its way out of the bearing are pretty slim. unless you heat it up and go really fast, neither implies to you....

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if your worried, write down the # on the march bearings, order from bearing supply house, done
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I believe neither of them makes bearings.... just saying.....

as Kevin said, chances that the grease will find its way out of the bearing are pretty slim. unless you heat it up and go really fast, neither implies to you....
if you go really fast wont the centrifugal forces keep the grease from being able to "run"?

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