Pivot Works Bearing Kits
Posted on September 16, 2012 by John.
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Why replace your factory-installed bearings with aftermarket pieces? Well, there are actually several reasons. For starters, all bearings are prone to damage from regular wear and tear over time – they are simply under too much stress to last forever. There’s no need to wait until your OEM bearings start to malfunction, however, and many riders choose to completely replace their factory-installed bearing kits before they ever hit the track. Aftermarket bearings, as with most aftermarket products, are designed with speed, performance, and durability in mind – all three of which are crucial to your success in the sport of motocross.
Bearings can be found in many different components of your bike, including some you might not expect. Thankfully, Pivot Works has designed and manufactured an entire line of bearing kits that are meant to replace all the OEM bearings found throughout your bike. These individual kits vary in price, from around $20 to $100, depending on what bearings are being replaced – but if you want the maximum amount of performance from your bike, there’s simply no other choice but to replace the factory-installed bearings.
Wheel bearings are usually the most common bearings to go bad – luckily, they are also the least expensive bearings to replace. Pivot Works Wheel Bearing Kits, available for front or rear wheels, range in price from $19.95 to $26.95, and they include a complete seal kit, which protects against sand and water, as well.
The handling and suspension of your bike can be greatly affected by defunct or rusted linkage components, including the internal bearings. This comprehensive kit includes all of the bearings, collars, pins, and seals you will need for a complete replacement, so you won’t have to worry about tracking down each individual piece separately. Not only does this save you time, but money, as well. The Pivot Works Linkage Bearing Kit has a manufacturer’s suggested retailed price of $89.95.
Swingarms take a lot of abuse during regular motocross competition, and its bearings are bound to fail eventually, too. A malfunctioning swingarm will have adverse effects on the handling and/or suspension of your bike, so this is another important issue to take care of. The complete kit – which has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $69.95, includes all of the bearings, collars, seals, and pins needed to complete the overhaul.
Shock absorbers also contain bearings that are bound to malfunction over time. If this happens in the middle of a race, particularly on a hard landing, the results could be catastrophic. Pivot Work’s Shock Bearing Kit contains all the pieces needed to rebuild both ends of a shock absorber, so this is a convenient way of replacing your shock’s bearings. The Pivot Works Shock Bearing Kit has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $39.99.
Finally, the Pivot Works Shock Thrust Bearing Kit is meant to simplify the preload adjustment process. It prevents your shock’s springs from binding together during compression and rebound, and the entire unit is sealed to prevent dirt and debris from reaching the internal bearings. The Pivot Works Shock Thrust Bearing Kit has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $44.95.