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5 years 8 months ago #158346 by LC4skin
Replied by LC4skin on topic KTM Rear bearings
I use pieces of feeler gauges as shimming steel in my hubs, bearings don't last real long as they are never perfectly centered.

Hubs are too expensive so I just got a new bike B)

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5 years 8 months ago #158347 by Ross Moffitt
Replied by Ross Moffitt on topic KTM Rear bearings
Hi Boze

You could try "glueing" the bearing into the hub with liquid metal product. Make sure the liquid metal is really dry before installing the rear wheel on the bike.

If the bearing is quite loose then you might be able to get the correct size "speedy Sleeve" to take up the slack and then press it and the bearing into the worn hub.

No guarantee either suggestion will fix the problem long term.

Ross

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5 years 8 months ago #158348 by axel
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I still agree with lc. Feeler gauge is cheap and should work. TB's insert is better. New hub is too expensive and too much work I rekon.

Don't ask me for help. I can't be trusted.

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5 years 8 months ago #158349 by Boze
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He liked the idea of the feeler gauge but not the new bike. He thought of the liquid metal but he is thinking a new hub and spokes or a new rear wheel, do they sell only the rear wheel alone or a set only?

At the end of the day I think a new hub with new spokes is the way to go at least. Do it once and keep riding.

All great ideas though.

Thanks everyone

2008 KTM 530 EXC-R - Just a memory now
2015 KTM 500 EXC-F - just Awesome

I hate it when the voices in my head go silent...
I never know what they are planning.

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5 years 8 months ago #158350 by Boze
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LC4skin wrote: I use pieces of feeler gauges as shimming steel in my hubs, bearings don't last real long as they are never perfectly centered.

Hubs are too expensive so I just got a new bike B)


The last 2 rear wheel bearings in MY 530 done about 1000km each time no where near what I think they should have done. It see a lot of water. The seals have let them down, so I have modified the spacers and if it fixes my problem I'll share it with everyone but I got to see if it works first.

2008 KTM 530 EXC-R - Just a memory now
2015 KTM 500 EXC-F - just Awesome

I hate it when the voices in my head go silent...
I never know what they are planning.

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5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago #158354 by LC4skin
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