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    • #44963
      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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