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[*] posted on 11-16-2019 at 09:18 AM
buggy bearings


i need every size bearing w/ all my bugs
kinda the same situation w/ the landboards too
i know the #'s are on the race but i keep getting the wrong stuff
anyone got a breakdown for proper ones for ea size bolt
wouldn't mind one reasonable source as well, tired of hitting
amazon and making the same mistakes




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[*] posted on 11-16-2019 at 10:55 AM


Would love to help but may need a bit more information. Buggies tend to come with different sized wheel bolts depending on when the buggies were made or whether they are more light-use or heavy-use oriented. For example, very early Peter Lynn buggies have 15mm (rear) bolts, later ones went to 17mm, and finally ended up having 20mm bolts. To complicate matters further, some buggies may come with 20mm bearings but have sleeves that go over the axle bolts to stage them down to 17mm or 15mm. Front wheels are a whole other story. Some of the beefiest buggies I believe come with 20mm front axle bolts, but I believe most come with 17mm, 15mm, and yes, 12mm.

On my PL BigFoot+ buggy, for example, my wheels are all the same and all take the same 20mm bearings. On the rears the bolts are also 20mm so there are no sleeves. On the front, I can't remember just what it goes down to, but there are sleeves that slide into my bearings to accept (I think) a 15mm front axle bolt.

I see that you have "2 Flexibugs", a "PL Comp XR", a "PL Big Foot", and "land boards", but sadly that's not enough information for me to go on to recommend specific bearings without possibly sending you down the same frustrating road you are currently on all by yourself.

Somebody else please jump in here with more experience. I feel as if I mansplained the problem without offering any real solution. :(




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[*] posted on 11-16-2019 at 11:51 AM


Here are sizes for different rims pertaining to PL buggies

12x32- 6201 2RS
15x32- 6002 2RS
20x42 or 47- 6204 2RS

Not sure about gooseneck bearings but I'm digging for the info.

Getting them from amazon is ok, but you can also get them from awindofchange.com along with the bushings if needed






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[*] posted on 11-16-2019 at 10:05 PM


A 6004 2 RS (two rubber seals) is 20 x 42OD x 12mm wide with 2 rubber seals these fit Sysmic rims. Stainless bearings will have SS after the code. Stainless are less hassle as they don't rust externally. BUT they still have a steel cage to hold the balls so I refill them with marine grease from new. Just carefully insert a sharp tip of a knife under the external edge of the seal and it pops out. Fill and refit the seal. The excess grease will squeeze out in the first few minutes of riding. Stainless don't have quite the life span of a steel bearing as the stainless is softer, but a lot less trouble like enlarging bearing seats in plastic rims with rust. Use the old bearing as a dolly to refit the new bearing, so as not to cause impact damage on the centre race.
A 6204 2RS is the 20 x 47 x 14mm wide.




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[*] posted on 11-17-2019 at 05:51 AM


Here is the page from Popeye the welders site.

http://popeyethewelder.com/informational/buggy-wheels-and-be...




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[*] posted on 11-17-2019 at 08:05 AM


thank you all, orders placed for the 12 and 15's...:thumbup:



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