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Front Wheel Bearings (2007) - Important!

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Hey All, I just changed out my wheels bearings on a whim of an idea to do so, and found that they were in really bad shape. My Burgie has 23,000 miles on it and I was noticing a little front wheel shimmy as it decelerated. I read about the poor bearings (only sealed on one side) Suzuki used OEM. I used All-Balls Racing bearings to replace them. When I got the old ones out, the bearing grease was gritty and black. They grinned as I manually rotated them. I was shocked.

My gas mileage has gone up 3-5mpg and the ride is so much better, esp turning.
If you have an 07 and haven't changed them out yet, I highly recommend doing asap. I am pretty sure the bearings were bad way back in the early mileage.

Hope that helps!
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I was unable to get mine out. I tried using a blind hole puller but the metal sleeve between the bearings would not let it get a grip. I ended up letting a shop take them out for $20. Mine were showing signs of wear after 50K miles.
Wow! I guess mine were really causing a drag. I steadily get 57+ mpg now after changing mine. One more thing to look at when you have declining mpg. I had my stock bearings on for 50K+ miles. I guess I should have changed them after 25K miles.
Who'd of thunk??
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