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Going to order some idler bearings to replace all of the skid. What size bearing do I need? I am going to order some good aftermarket bearings in bulk.
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The small idler wheels are 6004 2rs bearing.
 

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yup but they never go bad. i think we change a couple of those on 2000 vintage sleds once in a while? none on IQ and up sleds. there not in the snow etc. as much would be my guess?
 

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yup but they never go bad. i think we change a couple of those on 2000 vintage sleds once in a while? none on IQ and up sleds. there not in the snow etc. as much would be my guess?
And this is COMPLETE BS. Here's a picture of the upper idler wheel bearings on my sled after 5000 miles (Yeah, I screwed up by not checking them after 2500)
I think they are the 6205, but don't quote me on that...… same bearing as the drive shaft and jack shaft and chain case.
 

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Making threatening remarks at members in the NH Motorcycle thread.
Well that would do it. Too bad because he contributed a shit ton if info for the Polaris guys on here.
The thread must have got deleted did it?
 

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Well that would do it. Too bad because he contributed a shit ton if info for the Polaris guys on here.
The thread must have got deleted did it?
Its there (Maybe the individual posts were removed) - and yes he did, even if he was wrong once in a great while. We all make mistakes.
 

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If anyone runs into upper rears turning into bearing eaters, mine went grossly out of round. New wheels and back to decent bearing life.
 

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Well that would do it. Too bad because he contributed a shit ton if info for the Polaris guys on here.
The thread must have got deleted did it?
Its there (Maybe the individual posts were removed) - and yes he did, even if he was wrong once in a great while. We all make mistakes.

I agree to a certain degree, but his arrogance and opinions were too much. Consistley slamming the manufacturer and tooting his own horn about how he is the best all the time got old pretty quick.

Wont be missed here, as there are many other extremely knowledgeable fellas around here that aren't opinionated and here to help not slander.
 

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If anyone runs into upper rears turning into bearing eaters, mine went grossly out of round. New wheels and back to decent bearing life.
Could be one cause - but my wheels were fine.
They are just like any other bearing - 2500 miles and they need attention to avoid an issue.
 

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I service all my suspension and drive bearings yearly while doing my spring maintenance , those upper bearings on both my 16 and my wife’s 17 have more water In those bearings than any of the wheel bearings on the rails, don’t know why but they are always full of water! I remove all the wheel bearings, blow all of the old grease and water out, flush with brake cleaner blow clean and dry and repack with fresh grease and reinstall seals.
I’m sure some people think that it’s a waste of time, maybe so, I’ve been doing it this way since the early 2000’s.

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I service all my suspension and drive bearings yearly while doing my spring maintenance , those upper bearings on both my 16 and my wife’s 17 have more water In those bearings than any of the wheel bearings on the rails, don’t know why but they are always full of water! I remove all the wheel bearings, blow all of the old grease and water out, flush with brake cleaner blow clean and dry and repack with fresh grease and reinstall seals.
I’m sure some people think that it’s a waste of time, maybe so, I’ve been doing it this way since the early 2000’s.

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I used to do the same procedure and never replaced a bearing, buuut....not having as much time as I once did leaves me replacing bearings this year...damn work, kids, and house work really get in the way of my hobbies! Haha
 

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Its real easy, and good aftermarket bearings are only a few beans each. I recently did them on a Doo renegade that has 12k+ miles. It quieted the noise from skid a bit as bonus as well.
 
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