When the shock bearings in your motorcycle or ATV get worn out and start to put slop into your suspension, it’s time to pick up the Pivot Works Shock Bearing Kit. With this kit you get two Teflon spherical bearings?or cup bearing if applicable?as well as four seals for both the upper and lower eyes of the shock. Once everything is installed your rear shock will have solid connections and a solid seal against water and debris from entering your bearings.
upper shock bearing on PDS bike had play in 13 hours
I liked that the kit included all parts needed and for a good price. However the upper shock bearing had noticeable play in it after only 13 hours on my 2018 250 XCW! However the lower PDS bearing was still good after 77 hours when I sold the bike so maybe I just got a bad batch top bearing. They claim a warranty but I didn't try it. Don't know if I'll try PW again. OEM and SKF both last forever.
Quality kit at a decent price. That said, the upper Showa shock bearing takes a little patience and only comes out the same side as the clip. The clip took me about 15 min to get out even after pushing the bearing wittle bit away from it. After that it was smooth sailing.
Boy was I ticked. Been a few years since I had to replace one of these. Started banging the old one out and it would not move. OH yea, there is a clip holding it in place. After I removed that, it was a piece of cake. Lifetime warranty is a bonus. Used with the greaseable shaft.
My lower shock bearing on my KTM had lots of play so I bought the Pivot Works replacement. Before I installed the bearing in the bike I fit the bushings to the bearing and found the fit sloppy. In fact it had 0.032 clearance which is unacceptable. The bushings go in the large inner diameter of the bearing so they are in the load path. I bought an OEM part which was tight with virtually no clearance. Pivot works bearing is going back.
Everything you need. Would recommend the Heim joint with grease fitting to go along with. Beware that the top bearing is retained with circlips. Had to grind down top bearing retainers as they were a bit snug even after freezing.
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I've used this product on a crf250 and only replaced the top shock bearing and it fixed the problem. It had gone through about 10 to 15 more hours and it's still solid great product. Also I would always suggest to use rockymountainatvmc for yours parts they provide the best service!!!!!!
Don't waste time and purchase the lower bearing kit alone. Removing the whole shock is easy! The top bearing may not show an excessive amount of play but still may be bad. My top bearing was seized up and I am very happy I purchased this complete kit! Perfect fit and Easy to install!
I have been using Pivot Works for a long time! In the past have had no problems. My kit for my 250 SX-F is junk. No snap rings included for the upper shock bearing. The dust seals for the pivot bearing weren't beveled and total junk. VERY DISAPPOINTED! Won't be paying the extra $$ for Pivot Works ever again.
These bearings seemed to have a lot of play even when they were installed right out of the box. Also the top shock bearing would not fit unless I rounded it off a little. Will not buy these again not worth the hassle.
Machine this part was bought for: 2003 KTM 200 MXC
if installed properly, with a press not a hammer and socket, these bearings work great! I used these on my yz250f. I've seen a few reviews saying there was still slop after installing. yamahas pre 09 do inherently have a couple mm of play that comes from the design of the link and pivot, I've owned and worked on enough of these bikes to know that's just how they are. it's not the shock bearing!
Machine this part was bought for: 2008 YAMAHA YZ250F
After already purchasing a set of Pivot Works Shock Bearing earlier in the year i was very pleased with the quality. But this next set i received are completely worthless. As soon as the shock was on the bike and tightened up there was more slop and play in the shock than i had before i replaced the old bearings without even riding it yet. I dont think i will ever purchase another Pivot Works Bearing and am very dissappointed with the quality of the bearings. I will not reccomend Pivot Works Bearings to anyone .
If you are reading this review and are planning on buying any bearings from Pivot Works, DO NOT!!! The top shock bearing "designed" for a 2005 CRF-450 did not even come close to fitting. You could press it in to the shock body with your fingers and the design of the bearing was so off it would not allow the clip to go back in to the shock. The seals did not fit either and the bottom needle bearing race design is off on one side and will not allow the washers to glid smoothly. There is another review on this site descibing the same problems I am having. I also got a Pivot Works shock bearing kit for a 2007 KTM 300XC, and the seals were not the correct size. The customer service at Pivot Works sucks. I feel aftermarket parts should meet or exceed OEM specifications, and the products from Pivot Works are not even close to OEM. Save yourself the hassles and buy OEM.
Well i picked up this set for my 2001 YZ250 and i must say i'm VERY upset with the quality of this product. the top bearing went in fine but the bottom is where it went down hill. first it looked like it was missing a needle bearing from the start. then installing them the needles fell out then the bearing and covers would not seat properly and had to grind one of the covers down to get the shock to fit. put less then ten minutes on it and the slop was even WORSE the then shot stock bearing.
I bought two of these, one for a 2006 crf450r and one for a 2007 crf250r. Both of these are Showa shocks and take the same Pivot Works part number. The lower bearing goes in and fits perfect but the seals do not fit correctly and fall out after a few minutes. The upper bearing is the big problem. The stock bearing has a larger bevel than the Pivot Works, when the new one is installed it will not seat in the groove and the circlip cannot be installed. I had to carefully grind both sides of the bearings to get the right depth and angle of the bevel to get them to fit. I will see how long they last after the modifications.
the bearing will not center in the shock. Since the bearing does not center it will not fit in the frame.
I am currently working with Pivot Works to resolve the problem. They have been very helpful and I will post more information as it comes.
I bought a set of PWs shock bearings for my WR, and when installed I still felt a slight slop in the shock. After no more than five rides the slop increased, and I replaced them with Yamaha factory bearings. A waste of time and money buying PWs bearings.
Replaced my original 2000 cr250 upper shock bearing with a new PW bearing and it was just as bad! The new part has .010" play. By the time the play at the upper shock pivot is multiplied through the linkage it equates to about 1/4" at the rear wheel, I believe this is entirely unacceptable. Pivot Works Customer service was unresponsive for days at a time but when they did respond they tried to tell me that I hadn't really located the play in my suspension even though I made it clear in my initial email that the play was in their new spherical bearing. It took many days and many emails to find out just how much slop they feel is acceptable in their new parts but here is the offical response...
Kent, I am sorry for the delay in a response. I have been busy with warranty claims. .010? of play to myself, my manager, and our mechanic is acceptable. None of us have a spec and we did not find one in a service manual. If you would like you are more than welcome to call in and take a customer service survey. 515-402-8000 ext. 119 or 112 - Steve
Not enough room here to show all of the emails leading up to their answer but I assure you it was a frustrating experience from start to finish.