When i tore my bike down and everything was dryer than the deserts and by bearings were rusting away i looked no further than all balls linkage bushing kit. It came with everything i needed to redo the entire linkage along with the lower shock bushings. With a little heat from the oven and some frozen bearings installation was a breeze. The bearengs fit well and worked amazing. I replaced pretty much every bearing and bushing in the bike with all ballz products. So far i have no complaints
Kit came with all the bearings and seals for the lower rear suspension for my 03 crf 450. Didn't come with upper shock bearing and sing arm bearings. Removed the lower rear suspension. Welded the inner bearing races, pressed out old bearing races and pressed in new. Greased and assembled. Took out for a couple weekend rides and still good as the day i assembled.
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I recently installed this bearing kit in the linkage of my 09 kx 450. Overall it was any easy job, but I used a press to remove and install the bearings. In total I took just over an hour, and now my rear suspension is smoother than ever.
These fit fine and are way less expensive than OEM, but they are not true needle bearings. They are straight rollers, the rollers can come right out of the race or cage.. OEM are true needle and cant escape the cage. For the money they are decent but if you want top quality, stick with needle OEM bearings. Tough call..
Blake1 month 20 days agoLocation: Lake Harmony, PA 18624, USA
I need to rebuild my suspension linkage?
when i put my bike on a stand i have about 3 inches of play before my shock actually engages in the rear. is this the rear suspension linkage or is it just the swing arm bearings. should i replace both of these?
I would say it would be a good idea to rebuild both. From the sound of it with that much play in the rear suspension on your bike I would recommend possibly looking into getting your rear shock rebuilt or recharged with nitrogen as well.
Unfortunately I do not even see a listing for US spec 1984 XR500 from All Balls. I also checked with Pivot Works which is another aftermarket bearing kit supplier and they did not list one either. Unfortunately I do not even have specs on non-US models so I am not sure if this would even be the same. Your best bet to ensure you get the the correct parts may be to contact your closest Honda dealership and and see if they can get the parts direct from Honda specific to your bike.