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Q: How should the Orange Seal bearings be handled before being used?

A: All Orange Seal bearings with an LD (lube dry) in the part number are supplied dry, without grease or oil. AF2 in the part number means light oil and NB2 in the part number…

Q: Do full ceramic bearings need lubrication?

A: No, full ceramic bearings can be run completely dry. They do not need lubrication to run. Ceramic is non-porous, unlike steel, as a result it is virtually frictionless. Ceramic…

Q: Do full ceramic bearings need lubrication?

A: No, full ceramic bearings can be run completely dry. They do not need lubrication to run. Ceramic is non-porous, unlike steel, as a result it is virtually frictionless. Ceramic…

Q: What is the performance difference between the following threetype of bearings: Ceramic Metal Shield, Ceramic Yellow Seal andCeramic Ultra Seal?

A: Ceramic Metal Shield bearings are metal shielded and offer the least resistance of the three. These bearings need frequent cleaning but will give you the best performance. Not…

Q: Do you ship internationally and what shipping methods are available?

A: Yes, we do ship internationally. After placing items in your shopping cart, proceed to the checkout area. Complete the Shipping and Billing information, including selecting your…

Q: What is an ABEC Rating?

A: Precision ball bearings are manufactured to standards established by the Annular Bearing Engineers Committee (ABEC) of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA). The…

Q: What is the best way to maintain my bearings?

A: 1) Soak your bearings in mineral spirits or paint thinner to remove any grease or particulates. 2) Blow bearing out with compressed air. 3) Place a light drop of oil on the…

Q: Do your bearings come with a warranty?

A: Unfortunately, there is never an explicit warranty with bearings. Bearings do eventually wear out and every application, setup and operator is different. It is very difficult to…

Q: Should I remove the shields or seals from my engine bearings?

A: If your front bearing has two rubber seals you should not remove them. These bearings have their own grease and can help stop oil leaks. If your bearing has two shields, we…

Q: When should I replace my bearings?

A: If you have gone through the cleaning steps outlined above and your bearings begin to feel gritty or notchie to the touch, they should be replaced. When bearings sit idle for a…

Q: What is the best water proof seal?

A: There is no true water proof seal for bearings. Bearing seals are primarily designed to retain the lubrication inside the bearing. Most bearing seals are considered water…

Q: How do I remove my shields or seals?

A: For fixed metal shields you should use an awl. Place the awl on the shield toward the outer race. Punch down lightly until you make a small hole. Then peel the shield back with…