Home Forums Tech Talk PSA! Making a case for regular inspection of bearings!

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    Dale Daugherty
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    Safety first! While cleaning the rear end, I felt a little bit of “grab” in the rear axle when spinning it, so I went about disassembling everything to clean and rebuild. Turns out it is a good thing I did, as the left side axle bearing was split clean across the inner race all the way up to the set screw. Disaster waiting to happen, I am sure.

    Broken Bearing Race

    Fractured inner bearing race. 50X80mm rear axle bearing.

    2010 Spirit [Birel] SP32 // SRS CR125 - Stock Honda [#08]
    Hill Country Kart Club - New Braunfels, Texas - http://daledaugherty.wordpress.com/

  • #45253

    Walt Gifford
    Participant

    Ain’t never seen that before.

    FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
    Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
    Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
    41 years karting experience

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