> What is the proper method for lubricating non-sealed bearings? I've been
> cleaning my RC10GT with a Denatured ***/Water spray and drying with
> compressed air.
The best way to clean bearings is to get a bearing cleaner. I can't
remember who makes 'em anymore, because the company that used to make them
was bought out by someone else, and I can't remember who the new company
is. Perhaps Dynamite? Anyway, it's an aluminum cylinder, with a taper in
one end to fit the hose from a can of motor clenaer, and the other end has
an internal thread, with a cap that fits in with a drain. Inside there is
an internal cone, with an external cone plug. You put your bearing in,
and the bearing is held between the cones, and cleaner is forced through
the bearing, flushing all the ***out.
Failing this, soaking the bearings in cleaner kind of works, but nothing
works as good as this bearing cleaner!
> Do I need to lubricate the bearings after cleaning?
Definately Put light oil on the little gap between the inner race and the
shield on the inside side of the bearing. Put 3 or 4 drops evenly
spaced around the bearing. If your bearings are unflanged, it doesn't
matter which side, but remember which side you do. Install the bearings
with the oiled side facing it's pair -- you want the un-oiled side to be
exposed to the outside. This way they won't attract quite as much dirt
> Which bearings will wear out first?
Rear wheel bearings. Then front wheel bearings. Then rear wheel bearings
> Any other common maintenance parts I should have on hand?
I have no idea what you have.
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