Likes Likes:  6
Thanks Thanks:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26

Thread: Downtube bearing

  1. #1
    3000+ Posts Ed Hobgood's Avatar
    User ID
    4037
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Dexter, MO, USA
    Posts
    3,035

    Default Downtube bearing

    Can anyone tell me what the part number is for the bearing on the bottom of the downtube? I'm thinking I've seen this before but I can't find it anywhere. I was out for a ride last week and started to notice when breaking the trike pulled to the left. When I got it back to the shop I found the bearing on the downtube was completely worn out. I'm trying to get the old race out but it is going to need to be cut out. Yes I will replace both when I get a good part number.

    Thanks for any help.

    Ed

  2. #2
    250+ Posts
    User ID
    4615
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Signal Mountain Tn
    Posts
    277

    Default

    Been there done that!! I had one go out at around 25K on the left side. Now, this is the swing arm bearing on the fork. This is the part number that was enclosed on the invoice. 5201-2RS This is a Japanese bearing, two of them were $52.20 + shipping. I ordered them from www.motionindustries.com. Yeah, the old race is difficult to remove. I used a diamond coated burr on a die grinder. Ground one side thin and was able to get a punch under it and punch it out. I might try to do the weld trick if I had it to do over.

  3. #3
    Senior Moderator
    Gold Club Member
    TrikeTalk Moderator
    Gorilla's Avatar
    User ID
    976
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Key Largo. Fl,. USA
    Posts
    12,971

    Default

    Ed,

    http://www.triketalk.com/forum/threa...-Head-Bearings

    I did that repair back a year ago. I did not write down the part number but all I did was take the old bearing in to NAPA and they read the number off of it and older another bearing. The number is on the heavy medal part and was easy to read.

    Not a hard repair just make sure to fill the tube with gease and you will not have the problem again. It takes alot but it is worth it.
    Stallion #406 // 2013 Tri-Glide

  4. #4
    250+ Posts
    User ID
    4615
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Signal Mountain Tn
    Posts
    277

    Default

    Gorillo, I don't think he is talking about the head bearing. I think he is referring to the smaller bearing on the fork swing arm.

  5. #5
    3000+ Posts Ed Hobgood's Avatar
    User ID
    4037
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Dexter, MO, USA
    Posts
    3,035

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by trikervet View Post
    Been there done that!! I had one go out at around 25K on the left side. Now, this is the swing arm bearing on the fork. This is the part number that was enclosed on the invoice. 5201-2RS This is a Japanese bearing, two of them were $52.20 + shipping. I ordered them from www.motionindustries.com. Yeah, the old race is difficult to remove. I used a diamond coated burr on a die grinder. Ground one side thin and was able to get a punch under it and punch it out. I might try to do the weld trick if I had it to do over.
    Thanks, Yes the bearing is the one that the swing arm attaches to at the bottom of the downtube.

    The only number I have found is on the black metal ring and it is 5201RS.

    My Stallion is an 08 do you know if they changed anything on later models?

  6. #6
    250+ Posts
    User ID
    4615
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Signal Mountain Tn
    Posts
    277

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Hobgood View Post
    Thanks, Yes the bearing is the one that the swing arm attaches to at the bottom of the downtube. The only number I have found is on the black metal ring and it is 5201RS. My Stallion is an 08 do you know if they changed anything on later models?
    No, I do not know if they changed anything on later models. Once Kevin, (known as Stallion Tech) told me that they machined the hole for that bearing too small and the bearing was crushed. I had mine back to the factory 2 years ago and they changed out the tubes as well as new hubs, n/c. I haven't seen a lot of problems with these bearings on this forum, so I hope mine holds up for the duration.

  7. #7
    3000+ Posts Ed Hobgood's Avatar
    User ID
    4037
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Dexter, MO, USA
    Posts
    3,035

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by trikervet View Post
    No, I do not know if they changed anything on later models. Once Kevin, (known as Stallion Tech) told me that they machined the hole for that bearing too small and the bearing was crushed. I had mine back to the factory 2 years ago and they changed out the tubes as well as new hubs, n/c. I haven't seen a lot of problems with these bearings on this forum, so I hope mine holds up for the duration.
    One thing I didn't realize was the bearing had to be remover from the outside (front) as you are looking at it. I was using a die grinder and once I got the bearing to move I noticed there was part of the area that did not move. I got a mirror behind the arm and it was machined like that. I have a call into TMS and waiting for a call back to see if they have the bearing in stock or if they will give me another number for a bearing. Trikervet, thanks for your help.

  8. #8
    3000+ Posts Ed Hobgood's Avatar
    User ID
    4037
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Dexter, MO, USA
    Posts
    3,035

    Default

    I did get to talk to Richard and the bearing number is 5201-2RS. TMS uses NSK bearings and I ordered two from globalindustrial.com the part number is C5EB1876298 and the cost for two bearing with shipping is $54.06.

  9. #9
    150+ Posts ODDOMAN's Avatar
    User ID
    3125
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    EFFINGHAM, SC
    Posts
    162

    Default Bearings

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Hobgood View Post
    I did get to talk to Richard and the bearing number is 5201-2RS. TMS uses NSK bearings and I ordered two from globalindustrial.com the part number is C5EB1876298 and the cost for two bearing with shipping is $54.06.
    I watched a tech from NC knock mine out with a nut socket....he said that was his specialty tool....then laughed....hell I coulda done that, and I will next time...

    Oddoman

    # 667

    South Carolina.

  10. #10
    1000+ Posts tomg's Avatar
    User ID
    2213
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Titusville, Florida
    Posts
    1,062

    Default

    It appears that a couple of us are now experiencing the worn bearing issue at the end of the fork/swing arms. If anyone has any updated information on the R/R of these bearings please speak up. It would be nice if the old bearing could be pushed out from the backside to prevent having to remove the fork tubs.

    Tomg

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Feedback on Hog Trough Downtube cup holder
    By cagless in forum Harley Freewheeler
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-24-2015, 12:03 PM
  2. Front Wheel Bearing??
    By delta in forum Harley Tri Glide
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-11-2014, 03:48 PM
  3. Bad Front Wheel Bearing
    By Oldmsocko in forum Harley Trike Conversions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-29-2011, 09:24 AM
  4. v8 trike steering bearing
    By jasandbob 2 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-15-2010, 03:44 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •