Bearing Replacements (All bearing replacements include removal, cleaning and installation)
$65 Front or Rear Wheel
$130 Steering Stem
Just need an inspection and greased?
$35 Front or Rear Wheel
$100 Steering Stem
WHAT IT DOES AND THE PROBLEMS
Bearings that are installed at the factory are good to go, right? Should last me the life of the bike or at least as long as I own it, right? Rear wheel, front wheel, swingarm, steering - these are all bearings that need inspected and serviced on an ongoing basis. Dry dust or wet mud, packs itself in the "seals" and works its way past and into the bearings.
New bikes off the showroom floor have their own issues with lubrication. They may be lubricated at the factory but then sit in a box for months. The grease melts down or settles, not providing lubrication where it should be. Not every bike is like this, but it's worth a look over.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Play/bumps/pitting/abnormal wear on bearing surfaces. Unable to easily and freely rotate bearings. Stiff or tight steering or swingarm rotation. Heavy dirt build up. Lack of lubrication.
HOW TO FIX
Proper lubrication and using the right kind of grease will help keep your bike moving and rotating as it should. Checking or setting your sag can identify possible sticky bearing situations.