Kaymar Rear Wheel Carrier - Bearing Change

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 21:44
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Hi All,
any good folk who can offer some advice.
My Kaymar Rear Wheel Carrier is stiff to open/close and the missus has had enough. Local ARB believes the bearings are a problem.
After a quick call I can get a new set (top and bottom) for $40 from Kaymar.

Are these easy to change? If so, what are the basic steps.

Thanks Mark
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 21:55

Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 21:55

It should be an easy job to do, they use a standard stub axle as on a trailer,

But I can't see how they would be worn out they do little work, unless they are dry and have rusted up.

Anyway, remove dust cap, remove split pin and nut, make sure you remove wheel first, then lift off the arm tap cups out of arm lift cone off stub.

Clean stub pack new bearings with clean grease and reassemble, too easy do not over tighten the nut.


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Reply By: Mark.H - Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 22:25

Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 22:25
Thanks Richard - hmmmmm.
Will check out the bearing theory a bit more!!
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 10:07

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 10:07
there really isn't anything else to stop it swinging except the bearing, if the beearing is not adjusted properly it will allow the carrier to drop and be hard to initially open, as all the weight will be on the landing bracket.

Have a good one
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Reply By: putrol - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 10:41

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 10:41
std trailer bearings will do the job & also easy to change
top bearing is a lm 11949 @ $10.00
bot bearing is a lm 67048 @ $13.00
any bearing or trailer place will have them in stock
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 12:00

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 12:00
Yep really easy to do. Just dont do them u to tight when installing.

Much easier to do if you take the wheel off first.LOL

Most are old Holden bearings I think .

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Reply By: GerryP - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 22:44

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 22:44
Before buying new bearings, I would dismantle and check first. As said earlier, the bearings do very little work so may well be OK with a good clean and fresh grease. It is also possible the the split pin has given way and the adjusting nut has tightened up on you as you swing the carrier. If the bearings really are stuffed, by all means replace them, but go to any bearing place and you'll pay much less for them.
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Reply By: Mark.H - Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 17:12

Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 17:12
Job all done. Mechanicals are not my strength - but glad I had a go. The split pin was broken (thus tight nut and part of the problem) but also one roller from the top bearing was missing (no idea where it went). Anyway removed bearings, cleaned, greased new bearings, reassembled and now easier to open then a VB.

Thanks/Cheers for the advice. Mark
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 18:00

Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 18:00
It makes a nice change for someone to actually post the result of the advice they asked for.

Far too many posters dont and we wonder sometimes why we bother trying to help people who cant be bothered to do that.

Thank you.

It might open quicker than a VB but wont taste as nice LOL

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