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geo steinke
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Morning Wingers, I'm replacing both front and rear tires on my 76 Goldwing GL1000. I'm using the how to article to help with this process. Thanks to everyone that makes these they are so helpful. Question is I'm sure it's the same I'm using the one for a 1100 Goldwing for bearing replacement they are the same correct and maybe I missed it does anyone know what the bearing numbers and seals are for the parts I need to do this I would like to have them before I start to take apart. I would think any bearing place would have these instead of a Honda dealer. Thanks in advance


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Hello Geo, I'm sorry I can't specify exact numbers for you, but I can relate the fact that I found myself in Gunnison Co. in 2003 with a rear wheel bearing clicking. Apprehensive of leaving the small town without replacing the clicking bearing properly, I got a room and tore the bike down in the motel parking lot. I removed the bearings and could find NOTHING wrong with them but replaced them anyway. There was a NAPA Auto Supply two blocks from the motel. Going by the industry number molded into the neoprene seal of the original bearings, they were able to give me the exact ones except theirs had no seal. I packed them full of good grease and installed them. Two weeks later once home again, I replaced them with correct bearings I purchased from an industrial bearing supplier. They were exactly the same as the ones I had purchased in Gunnison but they had the correct neoprene seals. (All the grease I had packed into them was still there, I probably could have left them in.) Bottom line is that all but the most specific applications usually have a four digit number which specifies the exact bearing. An alpha suffix denotes the seal (or shield) type. A good industrial bearing sales shop should be able to match everything up fine. That's always been my experience. Like all parts counters, there are good employees who know their product very well and can steer you in the right direction. Unfortunately though some of the folks sometimes aren't much help. Most large cities have more than one industrial bearing house.
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Check out this link. Wingovations.

http://www.wingovations.com/replacing-w ... 4579471098

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Thank You I'm off to get me some bearings
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Thanks for the help went to a place and got the bearings they were National brand and I was told that they are a well know bearing maker and not cheap ones so they should last.
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geo steinke wrote:Thanks for the help went to a place and got the bearings they were National brand and I was told that they are a well know bearing maker and not cheap ones so they should last.
Part numbers please.
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These are from the wingovations article DingDong posted for me. front wheel bearings are (2 needed) 6302 2RS and the rear bearing are ( 1 each needed) 6204 2RS and a 6304 2RS. Once again thanks to dingdong for the article and he also has a sweet wing that looks just like mine
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geo steinke wrote:These are from the wingovations article DingDong posted for me. front wheel bearings are (2 needed) 6302 2RS and the rear bearing are ( 1 each needed) 6204 2RS and a 6304 2RS. Once again thanks to dingdong for the article and he also has a sweet wing that looks just like mine
Glad to be of assistance. What we are here for. Thanks for the compliment.

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geo steinke wrote:These are from the wingovations article DingDong posted for me. front wheel bearings are (2 needed) 6302 2RS and the rear bearing are ( 1 each needed) 6204 2RS and a 6304 2RS. Once again thanks to dingdong for the article and he also has a sweet wing that looks just like mine
Thanks


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