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Axel Bearings
« on: January 16, 2013, 01:35:42 PM »
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Hi,

I am installing new axle bearings on the axle of a 70 Oly.  The last time I did this I removed one of the seals on the bearings so the chain oil could lubricate the bearings.  The bearings are sealed with grease in them so is there any need to remove the seal?  Any one out there running the sealed bearings with out removing the seals?
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 02:14:44 PM »
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I left them in on my Elan, but I quess it's about how far and long you ride them, I only put about 50 klm on my elan every year, ride my new sled more. Some here pull them off, and put the grease to them, what ever makes you sleep good at night I guess. Do you grease up your other sleds every year? What about your fish Elan get a grease gun on her once and a while?
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 03:14:49 PM »
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I TAKE THEM OUT. THERE IS VERY LITTLE GREASE IN THOSE BEARINGS. PLUS WITH THEMIT THE OIL MAY HAVE A HARD TIME GETTING TO THE BALLS
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 04:23:56 PM »
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Just put new bearings on my élan drives, pulled one side out, like TNT said very little grease, i sooner bathe them in oil.


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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 05:39:21 PM »
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When it comes to lubricating bearings, oil will give you a higher rpm rating than grease. In our applications it is probably best to leave the seal on and keep the oil from a 43 year old rusty drive system out of the new bearings. On the newer sleds the non drive end bearing on the drive axle is not lubricated.
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 04:28:09 AM »
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The fish gets greased a couple times a year.  All ways seem to find some slush ice fishing so I grease to get the water out. 

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