Wheel bearings should I replace??
My first V-strom (recently purchased) is a 2013 DL-650A with 25,000 miles. It was ridden primarily on highway and by looking at the bike not a lot of bad weather. I am planning a 9,000 mile trip to Alaska and had been reading deusexmaxima tread on preparing a bike for a trip. I have changed wheel bearings on dirt bikes so I have felt bad bearings.
Checking the rear wheel the bearing area looks clean and dry with wheel off. The bearings feel ok turning them with my finger. When I checked the sprocket hub bearing it does not feel rough but it not as good as wheel bearing. It just seem a little off.
My question is... my wheel bearings seem ok but Alaska conditions and the milage on my V-strom, should I change them? If I do change them I will use SKF bearings (or similar)