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Old 10-10-2008, 10:49 PM
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Default Re: New Needle Bearing Engine?

Before I go into that Welcome to the forum! There are basically three types of engine bearings. Solid, roller (or) needle & ball bearings. It depends on a tollerance. Cars use for the most part solid bearings. The motors are so presise that they don't need anything else to hold the crankshaft. Most bike engines use ball bearings. to let the crank shaft spin. Needle bearings are long flat bearings like a rolling pin my first wife used to hit me with. They are held together in what is called a race. Needle bearings are great. Wrist pin and crankshaft. Remember we are talking about a 200.00 motor. Thatsdax makes a very good one. I use them for my bikes.
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