A tapered bearing uses rollers instead of ball bearings to provide smooth movement. Unlike roller bearings,tapered bearings can support both radial and axial loads.
All the wheel bearings we supply are 2RS – DDU. They are double sealed and ready lubricated with premium grease for added protection.
kits contain bearings, shafts, seals, and bushes needed to rebuild a swingarm according to factory standards.
For many, it will be an MOT that alerts them to the fact that the swingarm and linkage bearings on their bike need replacing.
With the back wheel off the ground, supported by a centre stand or other stand that doesn’t hold the swingarm, grip the ends of the swingarm and try rocking it from side to side and up and down – expect a little up and down movement in the shock, but try to feel for worn bearings. Also try bouncing the back of the bike up and down to see if the swingarm can move freely