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Wheel bearing

Wheel bearing

The importance of the wheel bearing for your two-wheeler

The wheel bearing is an essential part to ensure the performance and safety of your vehicle. This small component plays a crucial role in the operation of your two-wheelers. Indeed, a wheel bearing in good condition is the guarantee of a high-performance, safe and reliable vehicle. It contributes to the efficiency of your journey, providing a smooth ride and excellent road holding.

The importance of bearing in the operation of your vehicle

The wheel bearing is a mechanical part that allows the wheel to rotate while minimizing friction. It is located between the wheel axle and the wheel hub. Its role is to ensure the connection between these two elements, allowing the wheel to rotate without excessively great resistance. It thus contributes to the overall performance of the vehicle.

How does it work?

Thanks to the action of the balls or rollers that make up the bearing, the wheel can rotate freely around the axis without excessive friction. This mechanism ensures smooth driving and good road holding, contributing to the reduction of rolling resistance and therefore lower energy consumption.

Signs of a defect

A defective wheel bearing can manifest itself par abnormal noise, vibration, difficulty turning the wheel or play in the wheel. When these signs appear, it is advisable to check the condition of the bearing.

The consequences of damage

A damaged bearing can cause loss of vehicle control, premature tire wear and can even lead to wheel lockup. It is therefore essential to replace it at the first signs of wear.

What happens when it's broken?

In the event of breakage, the bearing could cause the wheel to lock and lead to an accident. It is therefore crucial to replace it quickly to ensure driver safety.

Identify an hs (out of service) element

A bearing out of service can be recognized byar excessive play in the wheel, difficulty turning the wheel and sometimes a metallic noise. If in doubt, it is recommended to have the bearing checkedar a professional.

Preventing turnover problems

Prevention is the key to avoiding turnover problems. Regular maintenance and careful inspection can help you detect early signs of wear and avoid major problems. Remember that the wheel bearing is an essential component for safe and comfortable driving.

How to Choose the Right Bearing for Your Vehicle

Selecting the right wheel bearing for your vehicle is a crucial step that not only ensures the optimal performance of your two-wheeler, but also your safety while traveling. There are several criteria to consider when purchasing this essential item.

The different types available

There are different types of wheel bearings, including ball, tapered roller, or cylindrical roller bearings. The choice of type depends on your vehicle and its use. Each type has its own advantages and is designed to meet specific requirements.

How to determine the size of this element

To determine the size of the bearing, measure its inner and outer diameter and its width. These dimensions are usually indicated on the bearing itself. It is crucial to carefully check these measurements to ensure that the bearing fits your vehicle perfectly.

Choose a quality item

Choose a quality wheel bearing to ensure long life and optimal performance. Higher quality bearings offer better resistance to wear and mechanical stress. They are designed to withstand demanding conditions of use and guarantee optimal reliability.

The price of an item

The price of a wheel bearing varies depending on its quality, brand and type. It is recommended to choose a quality bearing, even if it is a little more expensive, to guarantee its durability and performance. Consider this purchase a long-term investment in your vehicle.

The price of a rear element

The price of a rear wheel bearing is generally higher than that of a front wheel bearing, due to its size and complexity. However, it is crucial to choose a quality bearing to guarantee the safety and performance of your vehicle. Don't compromise on quality to save a few dollars.

How to replace a wheel bearing

The tools needed for this change

To replace a wheel bearing, you'll need a few tools, including a socket wrench, hammer, screwdriver, bearing press, and possibly a bearing puller. Also make sure you have a clean, well-lit place to work, as well as stable support for your vehicle.

Steps to replace this item

Replacing a wheel bearing requires disassembling the wheel, removing the old bearing, installing the new one, and reassembling the wheel. This operation must be carried out carefully so as not to damage other components. It is recommended to consult your vehicle's service manual to find out the specifics of your model.

Steps to replace a rear element

Replacing a rear wheel bearing follows the same steps as replacing a front wheel bearing, with the addition of removing the chain or drive belt. This operation requires special attention, car The drive chain or belt may be tight and difficult to handle.

Steps to replace a rear element Derbi

To replace a rear wheel bearing on a motorcycle Derbi, you have to disassemble the rear wheel, remove the old bearing, install the new one and reassemble the wheel. This operation requires some specific tools and some mechanical experience. It is best to refer to your vehicle's user guide Derbi for more details.

Precautions to take when replacing

When replacing a wheel bearing, it is important to observe tightening torques, clean the mating surfaces and not damage the new bearing during installation. It is also essential to check the wheel alignment after bearing replacement to ensure a safe and comfortable ride.

When to call a professional?

Although replacing a wheel bearing can be done par an experienced amateur, certain situations require the intervention of a professional. If you are not comfortable using the tools or do not have the necessary experience, it is best to leave this task to a qualified mechanic to avoid possible damage to your vehicle.

Bearings available at 50 Factory

For motorcycles

50 Factory offers a wide range of bearings for motorcycles of all brands. Whether you are looking for new or used parts, original or adaptable, our selection will meet your needs.

For scooters

Whether you own a 50cc or 125cc scooter, 50 Factory has a variety of bearings to suit your vehicle. Our catalog offers a wide choice of references to meet all requirements.

For mopeds

50 Factory also offers a selection of bearings for mopeds. These parts are carefully selected to ensure optimal performance of your vehicle and increase its longevity.

For quads

Bearings for quads available at 50 Factory are designed to withstand the specific constraints of this type of vehicle. They are made with high quality materials to guarantee maximum resistance.

For bicycles

50 Factory also cares about bicycle enthusiasts. We offer specially designed bearings to ensure a smooth ride and good handling.

Rear hub with bearing

50 Factory offers rear hubs with integrated bearing. This innovative solution makes it easy to replace this essential part, saving you time and effort.

In order to Derbi

You own a motorcycle Derbi ? 50 Factory has the bearing you need. We offer specific references for this brand, guaranteeing a perfect fit and impeccable performance.

Quality commitment

At 50 Factory, quality is our priority. All of our bearings undergo rigorous testing to ensure reliability and durability, so you can ride with confidence.

Many wheel bearings are available for 50cc gearbox motorcycles, 125cm3, scooters, mopeds and quads: Derbi Senda and DRD, Aprilia RX and SX, Gilera SMT et RCR, Rieju MRT, KTM Duke, Honda CBR, Piaggio Zip, Peugeot TKR, MBK Booster, TNT Motor Roma, Peugeot 103, MBK 51, Piaggio Ciao, Yamaha YFM, Kymco Maxxer... etc.

Remember to check the other categories of rims and tires to find all your parts: front wheel axle, rear wheel axle, valve caps, inner tube, spacer and seal, front rim, rear rim, rim liseret, wheel hub, front tire, rear tire, radius and ray covers.