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Old 03-26-2020, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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any word on longevity? thinking about pulling all bearings for driveshaft and jackshaft. OEM is $40Cdn for each bearing and $17 for each oil seal. all balls is $25 for DS and $35 for JS
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any word on longevity? thinking about pulling all bearings for driveshaft and jackshaft. OEM is $40Cdn for each bearing and $17 for each oil seal. all balls is $25 for DS and $35 for JS
We use them all the time, perfectly good kits with no issues.

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I'm interested in feedback on this too. I did 2 XC500s with All Balls kits. One I sold after 2 years, roughly 800mi. It had no noticable wear in any of the bearings. The other had the inside grease retention ring pop out on the jack shaft within 400mi. When I took it apart to service it for the year I noticed it, so I replaced it again. The bearing did seem right. That machine also sold this year. I upgraded the kids from XCs to Fusions, which are obviously a bit older. I want to replace jack and drive shaft bearings in both Fusions before next season, but I don't know if All Balls is the way to go.

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We use them all the time, perfectly good kits with no issues.

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This is what the guy that works the parts counter said. He has a small private sled shop on the side, and has always been straight with me. That 1 failure kinda bugged me.

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The guys here have used them in older second sleds. Haven't heard any issues so they must be ok.
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my 2 cents on bearings
after installed tons of them in countless things(bikes , sleds, atv's and so on)
my advice is pull dust seal and MAKE sure there is grease in them, cannot tell you how many I have opened up and found little to NO grease under the dust covers/seal!

I wear a lot of company's send them out new,
with low grease, just so you buy again sooner!
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we have been working on sleds, dike bikes, atv's, utv's, street bikes, etc. for a very long time, we put over 150 sleds through our shop the last few years. i have used all ball's, bearing kits, fork bearing seal kits, transmission rebuild kits, differential rebuild kits, etc. never had a failure or one come back. the bearing's they use are from all over the place. probably the lowest bidder at the time? but there is a certain iso standard these have to meet. i not afraid to use them at all. some of the very best bearings we have seen have been from Russia.
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I stock both oem individual pieces and all balls kits. Ultimately customer chooses what to use. Most go with all balls. That being said my greaseable set up uses allballs stuff. No failures and no complaints.
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I stock both oem individual pieces and all balls kits. Ultimately customer chooses what to use. Most go with all balls. That being said my greaseable set up uses allballs stuff. No failures and no complaints.
What is your greasable set up? I followed another thread that talked about greasable vs sealed bearings on the driveshaft. I haven't taken my switchback apart yet, but from what I see is a very similar setup to my Fusions, which I am more familiar with.

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no problems with the fork seals I used on my motorcycle seams like good product
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