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Old 09-18-2010, 06:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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PUT 6 NEW WHEELS WITH NEW BEARINGS LAST FALL AND THEY ARE ALL FROZEN UP, ANY IDEAS, THE WHEELS ARE STILL GOOD BUT I DONT WANT TO SPEND $15 PER BEARING WHERE CAN I GET THEM CHEAPER, THEY ARE NSK 6004DU2
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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PUT 6 NEW WHEELS WITH NEW BEARINGS LAST FALL AND THEY ARE ALL FROZEN UP, ANY IDEAS, THE WHEELS ARE STILL GOOD BUT I DONT WANT TO SPEND $15 PER BEARING WHERE CAN I GET THEM CHEAPER, THEY ARE NSK 6004DU2[/b]
What wheels were they in? Are they a 20mm bearing? Might have some let me know.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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try an industrial bearing shop, I have found them half the price as the dealer for the same bearing.
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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usa belts and bearings, you can get 10 6004 rs for around 30 bucks, A better bearing than the stock AC ones.
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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are the rs bearings the same as the 6004 du2 that i have, i dont know the sizes of them, they are on my idler wheel on my 03 firecat 500
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I just went to the local farm and fleet and bought timkens in the farmers dept. 3 bucks a bearing
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Fastercat, The 2RS is the same as the 6004 DV2,2006 F7 skid, 6 idler wheels and 4 rear wheels have a 6004 2RS bearing which is 42mm OD,20mm ID, 12mm thick, and the 2 upper idler wheels take a 6006 2RS which is 55mm OD, 30mm ID, 13mm thick, the 2RS just stands for two rubber seals, Just ordered all 12 for under 40 bucks from USA Bearings and Belts, But you can get em almost anywhere, I've had good luck with them.
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PUT 6 NEW WHEELS WITH NEW BEARINGS LAST FALL AND THEY ARE ALL FROZEN UP, ANY IDEAS, THE WHEELS ARE STILL GOOD BUT I DONT WANT TO SPEND $15 PER BEARING WHERE CAN I GET THEM CHEAPER, THEY ARE NSK 6004DU2[/b]
like previously mentioned. Any 6004 2rs bearing will work and there are suppliers everywhere.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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PUT 6 NEW WHEELS WITH NEW BEARINGS LAST FALL AND THEY ARE ALL FROZEN UP, ANY IDEAS, THE WHEELS ARE STILL GOOD BUT I DONT WANT TO SPEND $15 PER BEARING WHERE CAN I GET THEM CHEAPER, THEY ARE NSK 6004DU2[/b]
If You Are Mechanally inclined You Could Be Careful an Pull the Seals off Your Bearing to Wash all the Gunk Out an Repack them if They Aren't Too Bad. The New Bearings You Buy Anymore Don't Hardly Have any Grease in Them. You Can Even Pack Your New Bearings Too When You Get Them So they Last More than a Year. Be Careful So You Don't Bend the Seal When You Take it Out.
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just popped off a seal from a new bearing, and your right, There isn't much grease in there, Look's like they just pack it from one side, which makes sense less mess, Can you just pack it flush on both sides and as long as the seals have room to be put on should be good to go? How bout Arctic cat low temp grease? thanks. Just checked out the NTN website and they say in high speed applications that the general rule of thumb is a 30 percent greasse fill inside the bearing cavity, More in slower moving bearings.
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