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03-06-2019 05:54 PM
bwringer From what I can tell, the 62/32-2RS size (32X65X17) is an oddball used only in powersports, and Koyo NTN, and KML may be the only manufacturers.

All the usual industrial bearing manufacturers I checked don't make this size (if I missed one, post a purchase link), and most industrial suppliers (McMaster, Zoro, Grainger) do not stock this size. (Fastenal lists one option, but with no brand and no stock.)

Koyo is a Japanese brand with plants all over the world, including China. I know they're OEM on Toyota and Suzuki, so I'd strongly suspect the OEM bearing is a Koyo. The OEM Koyo bearings I installed recently on my Toyota were Koyo made in China. They're high quality stuff, wherever they're made.

KML seems to be a Chinese brand and while they're a step down, they are also perfectly fine bearings in this application.

I have never once seen a motorcycle wheel bearing failure caused by defective or low-quality bearings; bearings almost always die because they were installed incorrectly.

Some die later in life because the seals wear out or were abused. Water and/or dirt can get in if you do things like ride in deep water, park for years with water dripping in, using a pressure washer, etc.

Most motorcycle wheel bearings are repurposed industrial bearings made to run at incredibly high loads and temperatures, and at many thousands of RPM. They're absolutely loafing out there in the cool breeze in lightly loaded relatively slowly turning motorcycle wheels.

I've installed the KML bearings sold in the convenient All Balls kits many times with zero issues.

And I'll also admit I've screwed up a few times, damaged the bearings I'm trying to install, and had to find a replacement.
03-06-2019 12:42 PM
Originally Posted by STCorndog View Post
Who made the bearing, does it show a country of origin?
I've already installed it, but haven't put the wheel back on the swingarm, so I'll look tonight when I get home and see if there's something visible and let you know.

The markings say HBC 62/32 2RS CHINA M8150925 (might be MB rather than M8)
03-06-2019 10:15 AM
Fox I have a Koyo 62/32 2RS in my sprocket carrier and it has been good so far over 50k miles. I paid $14 for it on ebay, looks like most sellers these days are overseas and around $35 shipped and more than a week lead time. Strange because I think Koyo is made in the USA.

I usually go for the cheap option, but I don't trust All Balls, or anything made in China.
03-06-2019 09:10 AM
D.T. All Balls makes a complete kit. What I used in the SV. KML bearings are not high quality though. Average. I haven't had one fail, but I don't mind a lower service life.

If you want the best, NSK.

Or $$$ ceramic...
03-06-2019 08:50 AM
eff Rocky Mountain has the bearings in stock for $30.93. I assume it is for a 2006 DL1000. Part number 14 on the rear wheel fiche.
03-06-2019 07:48 AM
Originally Posted by jathkajoe View Post
Yarz1: I'd not heard of Pivotworks before. Was the sprocket carrier bearing they supplied single or double sealed? JathkaJoe
Pivot Works is popular with the off-road crowd. Yes, it is rubber sided, both sides (2RS). Buy only bearings rubber sealed on both sides.
03-06-2019 07:24 AM
Originally Posted by WildDoktor View Post
I got mine from Amazon for $8; this is only the sprocket carrier bearing. It fits; haven't had a chance to mount it on the bike yet and roll it around. If you're replacing that bearing, you should think about using the money I just saved you to grab the rear spacer from @richlandrick ! :-)
Who made the bearing, does it show a country of origin?
03-06-2019 07:03 AM
richlandrick I doubt Ranch and Home will have a double sealed bearing, but they might. I got mine in Pasco at one of the agricultural equipment companies, but there are three bearing supply stores there as well.
03-06-2019 01:21 AM
Originally Posted by jathkajoe View Post
Thank you for the responses.

Demache: Was the NSK bearing double sealed? I'll see if I can find their website. That's pretty good service from afar.
Yes it was.

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03-06-2019 01:10 AM
Originally Posted by jathkajoe View Post
WildDoktor: Is your $8.00 bearing double sealed?
Yep; it is the 62/32-2RS bearing that @greywolf (RIP) suggested here. 2RS=2 rubber seals.

Originally Posted by jathkajoe View Post
First thing I did after I bought the bike was purchase RichlandRick's spacer kit and mirror extenders. Both work very well. I am disappointed though that when I finally get a Vstrom RichlandRick has moved his business from just down the street to the other side of the USA.
Nice; good to know!
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