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Old 03-24-2018, 11:29 PM
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Only Harley ABS bearings will work with your system to my knowledge but they are not failing as frequent as the non ABS bearings. So you need one ABS left front and can use a Timken on the right, the rear is the opposite and don't forget pulley bearing , non ABS. And pay attention to how the ABS bearings are to be installed, if reversed they won't work. Hope that helps.
 
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The ABS bearing on the front wheel is the one that's leaking grease. I've replaced the front wheel bearings once already.
 
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You can get an ABS All ***** bearing, other than that from what I have read there aren't a lot of other manufacturers for that one.
 
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Performance Machine offers an ABS encoder kit that allows you to use any bearing that fits the hub as an ABS bearing. Just another option.
 
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Originally Posted by justbike1 View Post
Harley wheel bearings are absolute garbage, Ive had one fail in the front in 3000 miles, huge safety issue I dont know how they get away with selling such garbage that can put lives at risk, Always run darkside never had a rear bearing go, however replacing mine with all ***** at the next tire change, 30000 miles as preventive measure.

It is not so much that the bearings are garbage...but they are the wrong bearing for the application.


Ball bearings really can't take any side loading...like when you are going around a curve...for that you need a tapered roller bearing...like Harley used from 99 down. A TRB properly maintained would outlast the bike.
 
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:21 AM
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My buddy has a goldwing, front bearings look exactly like harley from outside, 100,000 miles never been touched
 
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