1.98″ Bearing Buddy suits American hubs and disc rotors. If your bearing protector is loose, coat the contact surface with locktite
Some hubs do not have machined champers in the boss and rear of the hub.
Insertion can be difficult. Install using a pipe of the correct diameter greatly improves the ease of dust insertion.
Dust cap can become lose if hammered into position too frequently even on the first insert.
Once the dust cap is home, stop hitting it. The extra hit can make it loose-fitting.
Note: It is essential Locktite is applied when bearing buddies are inserted into hubs to help prevent them from becoming dislodged during transit. Some hub bosses can vary by as much 0.2mm. This variation in some manufacturers hub sizes can cause a loose-fitting bearing buddy. We recommend a medium strength locking compound on all bearing buddies.
Question: Should I fill my grease cap full of grease.
Answer: No, the purpose of the grease cap is to catch excess grease from the bearing cavity. Your grease cap should be inserted dry.
The oversupply of grease is prevalent during the greasing process.
As a result, grease will exit the bearing cavity at high speeds and during the initial heating and cooling process.
Grease never re-enters the bearing cavity one caught in the grease cap.
Other available are:
- 2t Bearing Buddy Stainless | American.
- 45.2mm Bearing Buddy Pair Australian.
- 2t Bearing Buddy Stainless | Australian.
Finally, take care when loading grease through the grease nipple.
1.98″ Bearing Buddy
Couplemate Trailer Parts sells only the best quality 1.98″ Bearing Buddy Stainless and caravan spare parts throughout Australia.
Customers are welcome to either pickup or take advantage of our low freight rates. Express shipping to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, and Hobart.
We also ship products to New Zealand via Australia Post Air Express.
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