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    2008 Stumpjumper FSR Elite Bearing Kit

    Hey all,

    Upon my next full tear down/clean I want to replace all my bearings. Can anyone confirm that this is the right kit:

    FSRxc 06-08 BEARING KIT

    from here: http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id211.html

    The part number is coming up as SBK-SPE-4.

    Also, are they're any custom/special tools necessary? I have a lot of different bearing tools from various hobbies, but without seeing the new ones I'm not sure if I have what I need.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cru_jones
    Hey all,

    Upon my next full tear down/clean I want to replace all my bearings. Can anyone confirm that this is the right kit:

    FSRxc 06-08 BEARING KIT

    from here: http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id211.html

    The part number is coming up as SBK-SPE-4.

    Also, are they're any custom/special tools necessary? I have a lot of different bearing tools from various hobbies, but without seeing the new ones I'm not sure if I have what I need.

    Thanks!
    I can't imagine with having an 08 you would be in need of bearing replacement. I'm not telling you you don't but it seems unlikely.

    I clean out and re lube all my pivot bearings once a year, but have an 04' epic and the bearings are still fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsr1
    I can't imagine with having an 08 you would be in need of bearing replacement. I'm not telling you you don't but it seems unlikely.

    I clean out and re lube all my pivot bearings once a year, but have an 04' epic and the bearings are still fine.

    Mark
    I've got an 08 SJ FSR and had to have my pivot bearings replaced earlier this year; there was a ton of play in the rear triangle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 417markg
    I've got an 08 SJ FSR and had to have my pivot bearings replaced earlier this year; there was a ton of play in the rear triangle.
    If you have play, you need bearings for sure. It makes sense. My epic doesn't have near the travel of your SJ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 417markg
    I've got an 08 SJ FSR and had to have my pivot bearings replaced earlier this year; there was a ton of play in the rear triangle.
    Did you do this work yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik
    Did you do this work yourself?
    No, my lbs did it. IIRC it was $60 parts and labor.

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    I rebuilt my SJ Pro this summer. Found 1 bearing that was rusty (bad seal I guess) the others I was able to clean and repack. a bearing puller/press is definitely needed to avoid damage. Fortunatly I have all the tools available at work

    Individual bearings are
    BB Pivot and S-Link at frame pivot: bearing part# 6802RS
    Dropout Pivot and S-Link at seatstay pivot: bearing part# 6800-2RS

    Make sure you torque the bolts to spec. under/over torquing can lead to problems.
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    My pivot bearing on my '08 Stumpjumper were severely seized up after about 6 months. I simply removed, flushed and repacked them and it was like riding a new bike. If the bearing have any play in them they need to be replaced but I would recommend flushing and repacking them as early as possible as a seized bearing could cause dammage to the frame.

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    I had to replace the bearings in my 08 Stumpjumper at the one year mark.
    I like turtles

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    You guys happen to know the specs for an 07 stumpy bearing kit. I need to replace all of my bearings... and want to order by bearing not by kit...

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