Dexter Nev-R-Lube Bearing Spare Parts
We will begin extensive use of our 2006 AS (Dexter axels & Dexter hydraulic disc brakes) next year, and I have been giving thought to what I would do if I experienced wheel bearing problems while in South Sopchoppy, where they have never heard of such a bearing. I discussed this concern with Rick Kapsa of Dexter Axel, and he acknowledged that obtaining bearing service in remote areas might well be a problem.
There are two solutions to this concern.
One is to carry a Nev-R-Lube cartridge bearing (p/n 031-073-03 @$106.65) as a spare. This approach requires that the old hub/drum be removed from the TT and taken to a shop where the old cartridge can be pressed out and the new one pressed in.
The other approach is to carry a Nev-R-Lube hub/drum with a cartridge bearing and snap ring installed (p/n 008-404-80 @ $263.04) as a spare. This approach will permit me to remove the bad hub/drum assembly and install the replacement, should the failure happen anywhere.
After considerable thought, I have elected to carry both options with me. By so doing, I can get back on the road with a minimum of difficulty, and have the old hub/drum assembly rebuilt when I can reach facilities equipped to do so.
F. A. Meloy
2006 30' Classic
Dexter hydraulic disc brake system
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