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Motorcycle Bearings


As a leading bearing manufacturer in China, TFL-bearings is committed to providing high-quality bearings that meet the unique needs of the motorcycle industry. This section will explore various aspects of motorcycle bearings, including their classification, applications, selection factors, and important safety considerations.

A large number of bearings are used in motorcycles. The actual number varies depending on the model and other construction factors, but a motorcycle will have 20 to 30 built-in bearings. These bearings are used in critical rotating components that support the vehicle's operation, including the engine, transmission, and wheels. They help reduce friction and ensure that power from the engine is reliably transferred to the wheels.

What Is A Motorcycle Bearing

Motorcycle bearings are the key components that enable motorcycle components' smooth and efficient operation. They reduce friction, support heavy loads, and ensure reliable rotational motion. Since most of the mechanical parts of a motorcycle are exposed, they are subjected to severe tests of high-speed rotation in harsh driving environments. This requires motorcycle bearings to meet good durability and high sealing performance to extend the life of the motorcycle. By understanding the different types of motorcycle bearings, you can make the right choice for your specific needs.

Applications Of Motorcycle Bearings

1, Engine components: Motorcycle bearings are key in supporting engine components such as crankshafts, camshafts, and connecting rods. They ensure smooth rotation, reduce friction and play an important role in improving the performance and efficiency of the engine.

2, Transmission system: In a motorcycle's transmission system, bearings enable smooth gear shifting and transfer engine power to the wheels. They can handle high speeds and large loads, ensuring reliable and efficient power transmission.

3, Suspension system: Motorcycle bearings are an important part of the suspension system, providing support and smooth movement. They absorb shocks, reduce vibrations, and improve riding comfort and stability.

4, Wheel Bearings: The wheel bearings of a motorcycle are essential for a smooth and safe ride. They support the motorcycle's weight and allow the wheels to rotate smoothly. Quality wheel bearings help stabilize handling and improve fuel efficiency.

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Types Of Motorcycle Bearings And How They Are Used On Motorcycles

According to the structure, motorcycle bearings can be divided into deep groove ball bearings, tapered roller bearings, spherical roller bearings, angular contact ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, ceramic ball bearings, hybrid ceramic ball bearings, and several other types.

According to the use of points, motorcycle bearings can be divided into several categories, such as cart bearings, wheel bearings, crankshaft bearings, and transmission system bearings.

Crankshaft bearings: mainly using ball bearings and cylindrical roller bearings

Connecting rod part: mainly using crank pin cage bearings

Camshaft: needle roller bearings, ball bearings

Motorcycle starter: mainly using needle roller bearings

Motorcycle oil pump: mainly using needle bearings and ball bearings

Common Types Of Motorcycle Bearings

On motorcycles, ball bearings are generally used on the engine's internal drive train and wheels, flat ball bearings on the front forks, and needle bearings on the crankshaft connecting rod and part of the transmission gear shaft.

Generally speaking, motorcycles under 100cc are 6200, 6201, 6300, 6301 for the front wheel and 6301 for the rear wheel;

For 125cc and 150cc motorcycles, the front wheels use 6301, and the rear wheels are 6202, 6302, 6200, 6201, 6202, 6203, 6204, 6205, 6206, 6300, 6301, 6030, 6, 6, 0, 6, 0, 0, 6, 0, 4, 6 22, 62/28, 62/32, 63/22, 63 /28, 63/32.

Factors When Choosing Motorcycle Bearings

When selecting motorcycle bearings, the following factors should be considered:

1. Load capacity and durability: Consider the expected load and ensure that the selected bearing can withstand the required weight and meet the requirements of the motorcycle application.

2. Speed and performance requirements: Consider the motorcycle's rotational speed and performance requirements and select a bearing suitable for operation under these conditions.

3. Maintenance and lubrication: Proper maintenance and regular lubrication are essential to ensure your motorcycle bearings' life and optimum performance. Please follow the manufacturer's recommendations and perform routine maintenance tasks as scheduled.

Why Choose Tfl Motorcycle Bearings

Look for top manufacturers such as Mayasaf, MOOG, NTN Motorcycle Bearings, SKF, Timken, PFI, AC Delco, Detroit Axle, and AA Ignition. Many of these brands have years of background experience and are known for manufacturing high-quality motorcycle parts.

TFL-Bearings, an automotive bearing manufacturer with ten years of experience, is widely used by major motorcycle manufacturers worldwide. Most mechanical components of motorcycles and ATVs are exposed to harsh conditions and high rotational speeds, which require highly durable bearings. TFL-Bearings has conducted intensive research into developing motorcycle bearing components to improve the fit, durability, and sealing performance of on-road and off-road motorcycles and ATVs.

"Quality" is our pursuit, and "the relentless pursuit of quality" is our aim. Our products are exported to more than 30 countries, such as the Middle East, Europe, America, etc., and are well supported by our customers. At the same time, our bearings can be interchangeable with many bearing brands to reduce the cost to customers.

Motorcycle Bearing FAQ

Q: How often should I lubricate my motorcycle bearings?

A: Lubrication intervals depend on the manufacturer's recommendations and the operating conditions of your motorcycle. Please refer to your motorcycle manual for specific guidelines.

Q: Can I use general-purpose grease to lubricate my motorcycle bearings?

A: It is recommended that lubricants specifically formulated for motorcycle bearings be used. These lubricants provide the necessary protection and performance characteristics for optimum bearing operation.

Q: Are motorcycle bearings interchangeable between different makes and models of motorcycles?

A: While some bearings may have similar dimensions, it is critical to use bearings designed for your specific motorcycle model. Manufacturers often have unique specifications and requirements for their bearings, so it is best to refer to the manufacturer's recommendations.

Q: What are the signs of a worn or damaged bearing?

A: Common signs of worn or damaged bearings include unusual noise, increased vibration, reduced smoothness of motion, and visible signs of wear, such as rust or pitting. If you notice any of these signs, inspecting and potentially replacing the bearing is important.

Q: Can I replace my motorcycle bearings or seek professional help?

A: While some experienced motorcycle enthusiasts may be able to replace bearings themselves, it is generally recommended that professional help be sought. Proper installation and alignment are critical to the optimum performance and life of the bearing. A professional mechanic will have the necessary expertise and tools to install the bearings properly.

We recommend consulting a TFL-Bearings online engineer or viewing our products for assistance. We can help you select the best bearing for your specific motorcycle application.