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Old 03-14-2008, 03:20 PM
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Default Re: Repacking/Overhaul Those Wheel Bearing...

I've been unpleasantly surprised to find that many new bikes come from the factory with very little grease on the wheel bearings and on the headset. This problem compounds itself on a motorized bike where there the bearings carry a heavier load and run at higher speeds.

One of the resident motorized bicycle gurus on this site (Bikeguy Joe I think) recommended packing the bearings with red high temp grease so you can tell when the bearings/race are wearing...the grease turns black....very good advice.
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