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Offline PaulC

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Bearing with me.
« on: 29.04. 2016 20:11 »
Hi there,

I wonder if someone would be kind enough to explain to me the difference between a "plain", "roller" and "ball race" bearing. I read a lot about these things, but having never taken an engine apart, I have no idea what the different types are and their application.

Many thanks.

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Re: Bearing with me.
« Reply #1 on: 29.04. 2016 20:15 »
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Re: Bearing with me.
« Reply #2 on: 29.04. 2016 20:35 »
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Re: Bearing with me.
« Reply #3 on: 29.04. 2016 20:46 »
SKF (and also other bearing manufacturers like NSK, TIMKEN, INA) have extensive information on their websites;
http://www.skf.com/uk/products/bearings-units-housings/ball-bearings/principles/bearing-basics/index.html
Warning though, start reading with a fresh mind... *countdown* *smile*
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Re: Bearing with me.
« Reply #4 on: 30.04. 2016 18:27 »
Thanks all.

Now when I read (in this month's CBG) "Four bearings support the crankshaft, with the two centre ones being plain bearings. A ball race looked after the drive side, with a roller bearing on the timing side." I know what it means!

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Re: Bearing with me.
« Reply #5 on: 30.04. 2016 20:13 »
Is that a Matchy twin your looking at Paul?
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Re: Bearing with me.
« Reply #6 on: 01.05. 2016 12:09 »
No, Muskrat, it's a BSA A75V Rocket 3.

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Triumph Thruxton R 2016
Ducati Multistrada 1200S Touring 2014