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Are OEM Honda wheel bearings worth the extra $$ or are the alternative aftermarket parts as good? I plan to keep this GL for a long time so I think OEM might be worth the $$, Any thoughts on this? Where can I get em if not and any info would be great i.e part #'s and mfg. Thanks Ride On
 

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According to the dealer, naturally, they are worth the extra. Still went with AllBalls, though.....
 

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Can get the originals here... http://www.hdlparts.com/

I got my aftermarket, I'll burn in hell for this, I'm sure, from Saber Cycle.
 

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Well Honda certainly doesn't manufacture their own bearings. I've always used bearings from a bearing supply house and never had a problem. Buy a name brand, NTN, SKF and you'll be fine.
Bearings have a number on them to which they are manufactured. Get the number or take the bearing in and they will match you up for a lot less $$$.
 

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This is a topic that only the owner can answer. What ever is gonna give you that warm feeling of security is what you should do. Myself, I just go down to napa.
 

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Honda dont make the bearings, so you could say the OEM ones are really aftermarket anyway. Honda buy them in from various bearing makers, Koyo, Nachi & others.
 

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cbx4evr wrote:
Well Honda certainly doesn't manufacture their own bearings. I've always used bearings from a bearing supply house and never had a problem. Buy a name brand, NTN, SKF and you'll be fine.
Bearings have a number on them to which they are manufactured. Get the number or take the bearing in and they will match you up for a lot less $$$.
Take the old bearing in and cross ref. it to a manufacturer of like or better. Better for less usually.You can obtain on-line or at alocal bearing supply house.



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Make sure you change out the race if you don't use the same type of bearings.
 
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