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87 Sperical bearing

Post by 69candy » 05:51 am May 31 2019

Is there any replacement spherical bearings available for the 86-88 suspension arm? They want my left nut for a genuine one if you can find them. Must be something else that fits surely??? 14 x 27.7 x 17

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Re: 87 Sperical bearing

Post by KDXGarage » 06:17 am May 31 2019

All Balls I think
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Re: 87 Sperical bearing

Post by bufftester » 05:41 pm May 31 2019

I could not find anything available from the commercial/industrial/aviation market that fits. Appears that Kawi only used it on a few models for a couple years. Best price I found on Ebay was 60$ You might get lucky and find a rod online for sale.

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Re: 87 Sperical bearing

Post by Kdxfan4130 » 06:33 pm May 31 2019

Contacted Kaman they could not find anything in that size. Everywhere on google says they are not available.
Possibly a used motorcycle parts dealer might have it off another bike as that brg was used in a few bikes back then
Restore rather than replace

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Re: 87 Sperical bearing

Post by KDXGarage » 12:38 am Jun 01 2019

I search by using a Crystal Magic 8-Ball. :cool:

https://www.allballsracing.com/27-1106.html

Ima teech y'all howta search, one deese days.

Long version:

You want 59266-1056, which is HIGH DOLLAR if you find one (or even two)

What does 59266-1056 fit?

This Kawasaki 59266-1056 JOINT-BALL,ROD Not Available fits the following models and components:

Kawasaki Motorcycle 1988 KDX200 - KDX200-C3 Rear suspension

Kawasaki Motorcycle 1987 KDX200 - KDX200-C2 Rear suspension

Kawasaki Motorcycle 1986 KDX200 - KDX200-C1 Rear suspension

Kawasaki Motorcycle 1985 KX500 - KX500-B1 Rear suspension

Kawasaki Motorcycle 1986 KX500 - KX500-B2 Rear suspension

Kawasaki Motorcycle 1985 KX250 - KX250-D1 Rear suspension

Kawasaki Motorcycle 1985 KX125 - KX125-D1 Rear suspension

Kawasaki ATV 1987 Tecate - KXT250-B2 Rear suspension

Kawasaki ATV 1986 Tecate - KXT250-B1 Rear suspension

Kawasaki Motorcycle 1986 KX250 - KX250-D2 Rear suspension

Does All Balls show those bearings for KDX200? NOPE. Are they available for 1985 KX250? Yes.

It also has swingarm bearings for the KDX in that kit (KX main link bearings).

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Re: 87 Sperical bearing

Post by 69candy » 05:33 am Jun 01 2019

KDX garage. Thankyou. Here is another option I discovered today. The bearing has a part number on it. GE14ES/K1. Punch that into your search engine!! Only comes up in England, not Australia, but cheap!!!!

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Re: 87 Sperical bearing

Post by KDXGarage » 12:43 pm Jun 01 2019

You're welcome.

Those bearings were not cheap from Kawasaki when the bike was relatively new. I bought a couple in the late 80's or early 1990's. I think I paid $22 or so, plus tax back then (plus labor to install).
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Re: 87 Sperical bearing

Post by targetman » 06:01 pm Jun 03 2019

Available from Off Road Innovation and Fredette

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Re: 87 Sperical bearing - mounting bolts

Post by SRRobirds » 03:43 pm Dec 28 2019

Thanks for the lead for spherical bearings – just ordered them from All Balls for my 86 KDX200.
Has anyone found a source for the dogbone mounting bolts? I found the bottom one on eBay, but no joy for the top one: Part # 92002-1633.

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Re: 87 Sperical bearing

Post by KDXGarage » 04:32 pm Dec 28 2019

Welcome to kdxrider. Thanks for joining.

I don't have a lead on that bolt. Sorry.
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Re: 87 Sperical bearing

Post by kdxsully » 06:43 pm Dec 28 2019

I might have an extra set, but I know the top one had wear from a seized bearing
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Re: 87 Sperical bearing

Post by lucy » 08:07 pm Dec 28 2019

Can you bore the diameter a little bigger to match an available part?

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Re: 87 Sperical bearing

Post by kdxsully » 08:11 pm Dec 28 2019

lucy wrote:
08:07 pm Dec 28 2019
Can you bore the diameter a little bigger to match an available part?
I think with these linkage bearings one side of the bearing race and the sphere were flush, making this unique. That might’ve just been the shock bearing though, can’t remember if they were all like that
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Re: 87 Sperical bearing

Post by KDXGarage » 09:13 pm Dec 28 2019

The 1988 bolt might work, if you can find one. I think it was the same, just with no grease fitting.

I think the swingarm bolt is the same way.
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Re: 87 Sperical bearing

Post by SRRobirds » 08:23 am Dec 29 2019

Thanks for responses guys. I think the '88 had smaller threads than the '86 (12 vs 14mm), but a good thought. I think I'll just look for a 14x50mm bolt without threads except for the final few mm (which may be just as hard to find that as the original part!). I'll just have to disassemble it to grease it.
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Re: 87 Sperical bearing

Post by KDXGarage » 07:29 pm Dec 29 2019

The bearing is the same for 1986 - 1988. The '88 bolt does need the '88 nut.
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