Main bearings replacement:
After watching Mondo Enduro and seeing a front wheel bearing collapse in the middle of nowhere, it seemed sensible to pull out all of the consumables and replace them for new ones. Although the bikes have only done around 4000 miles, it seemed like a relatively cheap job in relation to the comfort it will bring knowing I’m on new bearings.
Back in the Old chaps mechanics, I set to work with the two Old Mechanics (my Dad and his mate Paul) and began stripping the bike down. The mission for the day; replace the following:
Front wheel, rear wheel, swing Arm & linkage bearings.
All replacement bearings were replaced using All Balls Bearings. I struggled to get any solid answers from people with regards to which are the best bearings to use so we took a chance with these guys. I’ll update this post if I learn anything more further down the line. Having the two old boys on board has proved priceless for this trip. Between them I’m convinced they know everything there is to know about bikes and my Dads garage contains every tool under the sun. It made our days work so much more straight forward. The picture below is one of the few I took of the bike prior to all the mods being applied.