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So while my tires are off I am going to replace the bearings because I think this is the best time to do so... but are bearings something I can get my local Suzuki? Or is it something I should order online? thanks guys ;D
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That's painful to read.

Support your local chop. Buy them online. It's your choice, you can get them either place.
 

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Ask your shop for them. If they sell parts, it's likely they sell bearings. Or you could use Google and find them yourself.

Both are faster than asking here.

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It's easier for me to post a thread since I can't be on my phone more than a few minutes at work. I can check the thread and see what people say. I don't want to get over charged cause of my inexperience.

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It's easier for me to post a thread since I can't be on my phone more than a few minutes at work. I can check the thread and see what people say. I don't want to get over charged cause of my inexperience.

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The shop price will depend on the shop. So if you want the best price, you'll need to shop (call) around. One of my local shops will price match anything on BikeBandit. Another shop will charge you the Suzuki OEM rate, plus the shipping to get it to their shop, plus a markup.

Or if you don't have the time after work, you can just skip all of this and order it from a fiche site like BikeBandit, RonAyers, or Honda of Toledo.
 

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It's easier for me to post a thread since I can't be on my phone more than a few minutes at work. I can check the thread and see what people say. I don't want to get over charged cause of my inexperience.

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So call...from home?

Inexperience has nothing to do with being over charged. Not looking around is a greater risk.

Go look around.

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My point is this: Instead of being lazy and expecting others to do the work for you, put your street slappers on and be a big boy.
 

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So call...from home?

Inexperience has nothing to do with being over charged. Not looking around is a greater risk.

Go look around.

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My point is this: Instead of being lazy and expecting others to do the work for you, put your street slappers on and be a big boy.
I usually don't get home til after shops close.

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Isn't that the point of a forum? we could all be big boys and go tear down the bike ourselves and answer our own questions, or we could post here and have an answer in 1/120th of the time
That's the problem though: we don't know what the specific shop is going to want or cost. One shop might have a no-culpability policy, where they aren't responsible for anything except what you explicitly ask them to do. Therefore, of you bring the cush drive because someone on a forum tells you to, then you might be ******.

For your example, you're taking responsibility for whatever work you're doing on your own bike. You have every reason to ask someone more experienced for advice. That same sentiment will never apply to some third party speaking for the workings of a private business they have no dealings with though...
 

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are your bearings actually bad? this is not something you need to replace just because you have the wheels off and it's "a good time to do it".
 

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are your bearings actually bad? this is not something you need to replace just because you have the wheels off and it's "a good time to do it".
+1 man, 15k miles is not much to need bearings. Mine is closer to 35k and the bearings 2k miles ago when I replaced the rear tire was more than fine.

Make sure they're messed up before you plan on replacing them

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Whatever you do, make sure it's made in USA, Canada or Japan. Stay away from China. I don't know much about specifically bike bearings but why would you want to replace them if there is no problem? Sometimes if ain't broken makes sense, why risk aftermarket bearings? Car bearings go well beyond 100-200k most of the time...
 

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are your bearings actually bad? this is not something you need to replace just because you have the wheels off and it's "a good time to do it".
I'm at a little over 18xxx miles ...so I was thinking it might be a fine time. They seemed ok to me... but then again thats why I posted cause I dont have that much time or, a service manual...
 
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