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I proactively replaced my 2 front wheel bearings at 37K miles. Following the forum advice, I froze the bearings overnight, carefully tapped out the old bearings with a drift, cleaned the hub well, heated the hub with a propane torch, and carefully tapped in the new bearings, left side first. I greased the long tube spacer to keep it from corroding. I now see how the right side bearing seats on top of that spacer. The oem bearings were a perfect fit.

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Size: 17x40x12mm - 2 needed

Suzuki #: 08133-62037

Common #: 6203-2RS

Seal ABS #: 09282-24004 - 1 needed

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The old bearings were in good condition, so no change that I noticed.

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Excellent!

And nice description of the process -- there's a specific order of operations and you can't just bang the second bearing in with a two pound hammer until it goes "tunk"; gotta stop as soon as it's seated on the spacer. A lot of folks miss that.

I keep wheel bearings and seals on hand for all my bikes and check them at every tire change. The large sprocket bearing on my Vee was feeling a little crunchy at the last tire change, so a new one went in.
 
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