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Unless I missed it stated, best time to go through and re-pack the bearings is at the end of the riding season before putting it in hibernation for summer.
 

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I keep a close eye on the wheels, & replace the bearings as needed. In the last couple years, however, the bearings are usually fine, but the bearings get loose in the idler wheel, to the point that I remove the wheel, take out the snap ring, and can push the bearing out of the wheel with my fingers.

Anybody else have this happen? I'm guessing Skidoo changed something in the plastic of the wheel?
I've noticed this as well, where the wheel is loose on the bearing and wobbles. What I do is take an aluminum can and cut a strip a couple inches high and equal in length to the circumference of the bearing. I put the aluminum in the wheel, using the added height to guide the bearing in while keeping the aluminum in place, then use a knife to trim out the excess aluminum at the snap ring groove. Reinstall the snap ring and voila, wheel is nice and tight on the bearing for zero cost.
 

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I'm still waiting for the guy to chime in and tell everybody to drill and install grease zerks on your idler bearings so you can pump them full of grease before every ride...
 

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This is what you need to get the seals out leave the bearing in the wheel. I just replace the bearings every year with real good bearings I have had cheap bearings run dry mid way through the season.
 

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I know this is an old thread but over the last few months I've been doing mine little by little. Thought some comparison pictures would be nice.... Boy do we need snow, never thought I'd be bored enough to grease my Idler Wheels.

Sprayed em out with brake clean and repacked with Mobil 1 Syn, I don't know what grease was in there but it looked gritty.

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Can someone post a good source for these high quality bearings that are less expensive than BRP's?.. Also are they all the same size and what size would I need to order.. I'd like to have some spares around.. I just spin the wheels and if they sound good I leave them alone. I've never had a bogie wheel bearing failure?
 

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Can someone post a good source for these high quality bearings that are less expensive than BRP's?.. Also are they all the same size and what size would I need to order.. I'd like to have some spares around.. I just spin the wheels and if they sound good I leave them alone. I've never had a bogie wheel bearing failure?
Last set of 10 for now

http://www.ebay.com/itm/6205-2RS-10-pack-Double-Sealed-Bearings-25x52x15mm-EPISB103-/261859281518?hash=item3cf8078a6e:g:Z-gAAOSwPgxVNSPH
 

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Thanks!
 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/MRC-Bearing-105KS27-new-6005-2RS-/191741398758?hash=item2ca4ad8ee6:g:xwkAAOSw7I5TuMFi

Can someone post a good source for these high quality bearings that are less expensive than BRP's?.. Also are they all the same size and what size would I need to order.. I'd like to have some spares around.. I just spin the wheels and if they sound good I leave them alone. I've never had a bogie wheel bearing failure?
This is what I just put in my sled. These fit the upper wheels only Bearing number is 6005 2RS.

This is in an 09 gade, pre motion control, so IDK if they fit everything or not. This is the bearing you don't want to have trouble with in the winter. The rear of the skid HAS to be dropped to change these. Not so with all the rest. Got them for $4.00 each.
 

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I had bought a sleeve of 10 bearings off eBay too.To bad they don't come in sleeves of 12.Eleven are needed to replace all bearings in an SC-3 suspension.I had a chunked front inner bogey wheel so purchased a new one off eBay so I was good on the bearing count.
 

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Thanks guys... I got the last 10 pack from that seller on E-bay. verified 6005 2RS. Can you check the upper idlers by loosening track?
 

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The bearings don't spin as freely with new packed grease. I took out the rear shaft today. A pain to do with the track on. Should of done it when I had the skid out and the track off. I was trying to get it back together in case we got snow. As I can see now it will be February before any of us ride.
 

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For the rmotion 9-6004 wheels,1-6008 secondary shaft (just behind the clutch),2-6005 upper wheels,and 1-6010 left axle shaft.
 
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