Wheel bearing for kayak cart.
Posted by: smitgyver on Jul-04-13 8:01 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
Having trouble locating wheel bearings for my Seattle Sports, Kayak Cart Mighty Mite, any ideas???
The Kayak Wing
Paddler's Truck Rack
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Posted by: willi_h2o on Jul-04-13 8:40 PM (EST)
How do you blow a bearing on one of those things ?
Age and worn |
Posted by: smitgyver on Jul-04-13 9:31 PM (EST)
If I weren't so cheap I'd just buy a new one, but I'll roll with this one till the wheels fall off!!!
Describe the bearings|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jul-04-13 8:51 PM (EST)
The website calls them galvanized bearings, which I suspect means it's really some kind of bushing (I can't imagine galvanized balls, rollers, or races, but I could be wrong). So, if it's a bushing, just clean up the surfaces and polish them a bit. Add a touch of grease and all will be fine.
yeah, what he said n/m|
Posted by: betmkaplan on Jul-04-13 9:09 PM (EST)
Posted by: smitgyver on Jul-04-13 9:33 PM (EST)
I pulled them, the balls came out!!!
have you tried all the local hdware opt|
Posted by: betmkaplan on Jul-04-13 9:08 PM (EST)
Lowes, Home Depot, Ace, True Value, Tractor Supply.
Tried one!!! |
Posted by: smitgyver on Jul-04-13 9:37 PM (EST)
Since it's the 4th, I didn't get a chance to exhaust my search, you have given me some good leads though ...thxzamundo
Posted by: oldbill on Jul-05-13 7:04 AM (EST)
I have been in the distribution end of the bearing business for the last 42 years maybe I can help. Email me the dimensions and I should be able to ID. If not most any large city will have a bearing and power transmission branch in it. Not all cater to walk in sales but many do. Most of the wheels like that have a bearing that has a 5/8" or 3/4" ID with a 1 3/8" OD with a flange on the OD.
oldbill , why did that bearing wear out |
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jul-05-13 7:35 AM (EST)
...... couldn't be much of a bearing to go bad like that .
Posted by: oldbill on Jul-05-13 7:44 AM (EST)
You are correct in thinking it can't be much of a bearing. Most of those bearings used in cart's, wheelbarrows and such are cheap pressed steel with no cage to hold the balls. If it is in fact one of the dimensions I listed we supply machined steel,caged, sealed bearings.
Oh yeah, |
Posted by: smitgyver on Jul-05-13 10:39 AM (EST)
The original bearings are crap, sealed bearings are an option, I know of a company here in Cincy called CBT, they sell us our bearings at work, perhaps I'll talk to them and use the company discount to reduce my cost.
Posted by: smitgyver on Jul-05-13 10:31 AM (EST)
3/4" ID, 1 3/8" OD w/flange!!!
Posted by: oldbill on Jul-05-13 10:42 AM (EST)
Thought I had it!!! |
Posted by: smitgyver on Jul-05-13 6:13 PM (EST)
Went to local lawn mower repair shop, showed them the bearing, they said they had them, I couldn't tell the difference, until I got home and tried to slide them on the shaft, too small, the inner diameter must be 2cm. Back to the drawing board. These 4 bearings were only $20.00.
Went to the source |
Posted by: smitgyver on Jul-05-13 6:30 PM (EST)
Called Seattle Sports, explained the situation, waiting a call back. This will be a test of their customer service, stay tuned, and let me add, thank you all for your interest and your help!!!
Enough failed attempts |
Posted by: smitgyver on Jul-08-13 7:20 PM (EST)
After many failed attempts at trying to find these bearings locally, I talked to Seattle Sports, they requested an email with pictures, now I have sent that off, I'm just sitting back waiting. Will let everyone know the outcome!!!