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    Help me identify the shot bearing on my Motolite

    I have a tiny bit of side play in my ML. All the bearings were changed out about 500 miles ago. Is there a way to identify which bearings are shot? I thought that maybe someone on here would have an idea. I'm not opposed to changing them all out as it is only about a $50 job but if I only need to drop in one set that's preferred.



    Thanks in advance...

    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by mnigro View Post
    I have a tiny bit of side play in my ML. All the bearings were changed out about 500 miles ago. Is there a way to identify which bearings are shot? I thought that maybe someone on here would have an idea. I'm not opposed to changing them all out as it is only about a $50 job but if I only need to drop in one set that's preferred.



    Thanks in advance...

    Mike

    Pinch the pivots w/ your hand while rocking the parts

    Check drive side rocker if bearing housing is loose, and drive side horst link bushing

    HL clevis can be harder to diagnose, needs torque on drivetrain. Those can knock front to back when pedaling.. some of the things I can remember from theML

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    Thanks for the help. Dropped the shock out and it was two rocker bearings. Swapped all of those out and also did the bushings. Noticed some nice nicks in the carbon stays up where the edge of the tires run. Looks like it was from debris caught in the tread. Gotta keep an eye on that area but rear end is nice and tight again.

    Main pivot bearings were good. Long live the MOTOLITE.

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