Originally Posted by markhat250
Ok...I am an off-road guy, but I figured I'd come here cuz these on-road cars get hot and take a beating!!!!
What are you guys using or what is your routine for keeping your bearings not failing, and running ultra smooth in your drive trains?
I typically use contact cleaner, then lube it with Marvel Mystery Oil. I think this attracts a lot of dirt. So I was going to switch over to Tri-Flow which is what all the Lance Armstrong cyclists use.
What are your tips? What are YOU using? Thanks.
I think that in off-road applications guys use grease instead of oil. In on-road
applications we use oil. I personally clean the bearings with an ultrasonic cleaner device,
and use serpent premium lube to lube them. Just 1-2 drops at each bearing.
Also serpent bearing lube is good, i just found that premium lube is a bit thicker
(you can find them now under Xceed brand). After 2-3 races i take them apart and clean them.
Are your bearings metal shield or rubber shield? we mostly use rubber shields in which is very easy
to remove the rubbers and clean them.
Some people do not like the procedure of cleaning bearings (i dont like also) and throw away bearings
that dont run smoothly. To do this you have to find bearings at an affortable price. I have heard that
abec35 are good bearing at a great price.