Originally Posted by corgi1
Do motor cycles have tapered bearings,?I haven't taken one of them apart,,,I figured husky heavy duty wheels would have heavy duty bearings.
Pre 99 Harleys had tapered roller bearings. In 2000 the design changed to a sealed bearing pressed in the hub. The improvement was it eliminated 10,000 mile wheel bearing cleaning and re packing. The hubs we ride on suck. The ball bearings and the races are pretty crappy. The go fast boys around here aught to be concerned.