Over 10 months ago
Location: Seattle, WA
My linkage bearings where shot on a 2000 CR 250. These bearings fit perfectly. Only trouble was getting the old bearings out and new ones in. To get them out, i recommend very carefully dremeling the inner race of the bearing (after removing the needle bearings) until you just barely see the aluminum in a straight line through the bearing. The bearing will pop a little bit and you will be able to get a flat edge screw driver and pop it out easily. Be very careful not to damage the actual part with this method, it worked for me but try at your own risk. To get the new bearings in (If you don't have a press) I recommend freezing the bearing with dry ice, lubing up the outside of the bearing, and getting it started into the hole by placing a small piece of wood over the bearing and tapping it with a hammer, and then use a nut / bolt / washer combo to pull the bearing into its position. Remember to pack the bearing with waterproof grease once installed also. After that everything else fit together like it should, and my suspension linkage no longer has play in it. Hopefully these bearings hold up well!