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January 13, 2020, 10:07:54 PM
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Nowhereman

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I'm thinking its getting close to replacement time for my wheel bearings in my FLSTF.
No noise has been discovered but, 135,000 miles on those centerline type wheels does cause one to reflect.
IF I do the replacement thing, who has used the ceramic replacements and if so what were your experiences with them.
- Nowhereman

January 14, 2020, 07:58:24 PM
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HDBitchin

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Never studied ceramic wheel bearings before today. Seems like they offer several advantages like lighter weight, less friction and longevity due the fact that are stronger than steel.
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January 21, 2020, 10:17:32 AM
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Just did a bit of research on ceramic wheel bearings. Definitely sounds like an improvement.
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January 24, 2020, 08:44:06 PM
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I dint know they made them, will be looking them up, sorry I cant help with your question

January 25, 2020, 06:44:53 AM
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They are quite a bit more expensive than standard bearings.
They will last 4 times longer and run with less friction for those who are worried about that.
They are near zero maintenance when set up correctly.
If you do  a lot of riding in the twisties they are a nice option.
If you ride occasionally they are overkill.
Since I'm 67 soon and don't ride half as much as I use to I'll probably pop for standard replacements.
The cost differential for me doesn't justify the purchase.
However, if I ever decided to build another scoot, I'll go the ceramic route for sure.
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