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sad.gif posted on 4-30-2017 at 02:28 PM
I Need My Bearings For JIBE


I checked my buggy today and found out that my rear bearings are all gummed up. I guess the seals didn't hold up as well as I thought they would. Operator error in not maintaining them.:(

AWOC has them, but shipping in time for JIBE would be killer. I have a U2U in to Angus to see if he may still have some sitting around.

Best advice on where to get a set of 20mm bearings for my Bigfoot? Like this week?




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[*] posted on 4-30-2017 at 02:49 PM


I've ordered from VXB.com before and they came quick - at that time I ordered and had them shipped to Kent's shop in vegas and he was kind enough to accept and hold until I flew in, at that time it was a box of the 20mm Nachi bearings
http://www.vxb.com/20mm-inner-diameter-Bearings-s/180.htm




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[*] posted on 4-30-2017 at 03:04 PM


Anybody know what bearings a Flexibility SS uses? My bearings seem OK but would like to have some spares.



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[*] posted on 4-30-2017 at 03:06 PM


Might have some at home and can check tomorrow. Those should be 15 mm. Flexifoil is what you meant, right.

If not, We have a Motion Industries store here. They get them overnight from their Alabama warehouse. I can get some this week. Not expensive. I ask for the cheap Asian ones.




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[*] posted on 4-30-2017 at 03:39 PM


The best bearings for JIBE are;

Latitude and longitude: 31.068565, -81.413429.

Or head south on 95 and turn left at the Flyin "J" truck stop.
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[*] posted on 4-30-2017 at 03:40 PM


Quote: Originally posted by frankiter  
I checked my buggy today and found out that my rear bearings are all gummed up. I guess the seals didn't hold up as well as I thought they would. Operator error in not maintaining them.:(

AWOC has them, but shipping in time for JIBE would be killer. I have a U2U in to Angus to see if he may still have some sitting around.

Best advice on where to get a set of 20mm bearings for my Bigfoot? Like this week?


Frank, I will get you a set. See my reply to randy. Just bring cookies




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[*] posted on 4-30-2017 at 03:41 PM


With new bearings you should be able to log 100 miles this year.:thumbup:
What's your record?
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[*] posted on 4-30-2017 at 04:00 PM


Angus, Thanks for your help. Am I even allowed to show up without cookies?

Davis, about 78 miles I think. Shooting to get at least a 100 this year. Onshore baby!




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[*] posted on 4-30-2017 at 04:03 PM


Oh, and thanks Mark. I did come across vxb, and they can be a fallback for me. But Angus is going to hook me up.



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[*] posted on 4-30-2017 at 04:07 PM


Quote: Originally posted by acampbell  
Might have some at home and can check tomorrow. Those should be 15 mm. Flexifoil is what you meant, right.

If not, We have a Motion Industries store here. They get them overnight from their Alabama warehouse. I can get some this week. Not expensive. I ask for the cheap Asian ones.


Right. That would be great! i can bring cookies. What kind to you like?:D




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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 05:52 AM


I used VXB as well they sent my bearings priority mail they arrived in 2 days in Portland ME. 10 for $13.00 for the 12mm
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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 06:06 AM


Randy - Check the bearing size I have a flexi SS 2005 model and it uses 12mm they might well have gone to 15mm as
12mm not as robust. I have 4 12mm with me if you need them.




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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 08:57 AM


Quote: Originally posted by TEDWESLEY  
Randy - Check the bearing size I have a flexi SS 2005 model and it uses 12mm they might well have gone to 15mm as
12mm not as robust. I have 4 12mm with me if you need them.


Thanks. I looks it takes a 15 mm (ID with OD about 35) as best as I can tell. But let's get together and see for sure.




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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 09:41 AM


I'll check my garage when I get home later, too.



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[*] posted on 5-1-2017 at 10:29 AM


Thanks Angus!

BTW - this buggy came with some great bearings. While checking the size I spun the wheels. No giant push, just a quick spin. They continued to spin for 4 minutes +.




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[*] posted on 5-2-2017 at 06:19 PM


Well I got the bearings cleaned out as best I could, and the wheels are reassembled and back on the bug. I don't think they'll last long though, because they feel a little gritty, the seals are loose, and if you listen closely, they have a little squeal to them.

Thanks to Angus for helping me out with a new set, and to everyone else for their suggestions.

So for maybe one session, come on down to JIBE and hear my bearings roar!




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[*] posted on 5-3-2017 at 10:33 AM


Do you have plastic hubs? I would be careful with loud bearings and plastic hubs. You don't want to melt your wheel off the axle bolt. I had a bearing fail in the gearbox of my X-Maxx transmission which melted part of the gearbox casing and I had to replace the casing and the spur gear that it melted. It was a cheap and easy fix, but I would hate to be at a good clip and have that happen and drop my ass on the sand at 30 mph.



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[*] posted on 5-3-2017 at 08:27 PM


Frank, it's great that Angus can fix you up, but know that there is a Fastenal store in Brunswick. They stock the bearings for my PL Comp buggy at $2.64 ea for the backend (https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/0474391?term=beari...) and $1.82 for the front (https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/0474385?term=beari...).

Of course we don't know how much stock they have, but there's hope for folks who discover their bad bearings late in the game. I only checked mine tonight and got lucky---they're nice and quiet. :-)

May you be forever blessed with winds blowing onshore at a steady 13 knots.

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Quote: Originally posted by pbc  
Frank, it's great that Angus can fix you up, but know that there is a Fastenal store in Brunswick. They stock the bearings for my PL Comp buggy at $2.64 ea for the backend (https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/0474391?term=beari...) and $1.82 for the front (https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/0474385?term=beari...).

Of course we don't know how much stock they have, but there's hope for folks who discover their bad bearings late in the game. I only checked mine tonight and got lucky---they're nice and quiet. :-)


Those ship from Fastenal in Indianapolis in 3-7 days. The ones I get from Motion Industries arrive locally for no extra charge in 1-2 days. The price works out the same as VXB when you factor in what VXB charges for 2-day priority mail.




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[*] posted on 5-4-2017 at 03:05 PM


Quote: Originally posted by acampbell  

Those ship from Fastenal in Indianapolis in 3-7 days. The ones I get from Motion Industries arrive locally for no extra charge in 1-2 days. The price works out the same as VXB when you factor in what VXB charges for 2-day priority mail.


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[*] posted on 5-4-2017 at 05:22 PM


Errol,
Yes to the plastic hubs, and yes to being careful. I wouldn't want to treat everyone to an epic 30 mph OBE!

Phillip,
A steady onshore 13 knots can't be beat either!




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