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Old 01-30-2018, 12:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I'm sure this has been covered before, I did use the search engine and found some useful info but still have a few questions.

So it seems the bearing behind the brake rotors/ caliper is shot. Parts and pieces are laying under the rotor.

Can I remove just the brake assembly to change those bearings? I know there are 2 with a spacer and c clip from what I've read. Will I need to remove the diamond drive?
Can I get the driveshaft out without removing the skid frame? Just loosen the rear wheels and push them all the way forward?
I've never done this before, but I can turn a wrench so tools should not be a issue.
Last question I guess is are the OE bearings ok to use, is there a better bearing. I see they sell a whole bearing kit on eBay for 60 or so dollars.
Just looking for tips, tricks where to start etc. Need to get all the parts in order first before it rip into it. Garage space is at a premium so I don't want it sitting apart for long period of time.

Thanks for any input you may have.
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You donít have to remove the diamond drive, not sure about the skid I would think it would be a real fight to do it with the skid in place, I used all balls bearings, not sure if there the best but they seem good
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Just loosen the track up, remove caliper assy. To remove big nut on end of drive shaft requires special socket. i had enough play in the brake line, I didn't unhook the brake line.
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So I've been looking at bearings and stuff. What kit do I need? The big kit says drive shaft the little kit says jackshaft?
Pretty sure it's the bigger kit, it does both sides brake and diamond drive?

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The $66 one. Actually even that kit is missing one, I believe. The bearing on the left in the middle row, I think there is two of those. Look at country cats websight for pic of Diamond drive and caliper assembly, count the bearings.
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That's the 2 like bearings in the 3rd pic. I know on the brake side there is 2 bearings, one snap ring and a spacer

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#42,43,44
#24
Should be the 20- kit in the 3rd pic? Looks the same

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24 is a tin shield. There should be two, narrow, shield less bearings. 5 bearings in gearbox (two open ones that match), one big one, on the output, one medium one on the input, and the small thick one deep inside. Then two in caliper that match.

Now I see it, you need the $66 and the $22. To do it all.
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