I've ridden over 100k miles on the new style bearings split between 3 bikes. 42k on an 08 SG, 30k on an 08 Ultra and currently 32k in the RG. The only bearing issue I've run into was the outer IDS bearing on the 08 SG. Found it going away on a tire replacement. I hand wash mine and ride it hard in the curves. Roads here have their fair share of patches. It is difficult to find a well made bearing for anything anymore. Bearings are one item that modern technology has not improved. Timken bearings used to be the best, but now they have their share of failures as well. You pays your money and you takes your chances.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.