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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-11-2019, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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I picked up a set of 2018 Road Glide Special Rims for my bike, a 2017 Road Glide. My bike does not have abs. I know I need to change the bearings out but I'm a little confused. How many bearings need to be changed? From looking at the parts diagram, on the rear tire I only need to change the bearing that's next to the brake disc?
On the front I only need to change the bearing on the left side of the rim?
Same bearing, Harley part number 9286B, for both front and rear.

Can anyone confirm this?
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I meant bearing number 9276B
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I picked up a set of 2018 Road Glide Special Rims for my bike, a 2017 Road Glide. My bike does not have abs. I know I need to change the bearings out but I'm a little confused. How many bearings need to be changed? From looking at the parts diagram, on the rear tire I only need to change the bearing that's next to the brake disc?
On the front I only need to change the bearing on the left side of the rim?
Same bearing, Harley part number 9286B, for both front and rear.

Can anyone confirm this?
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Unless they are low mileage I would just change them all now before you put them on the bike. If they are low mileage and you want to run them I have heard of people running the ABS bearing on a wheel on a non-ABS bike. At that point it is just a bearing with no sensor to read it but you may have to change the outside spacer to do that.

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From my 18 service manual there are 2 bearings but one will require the use of a bearing remover/installer "HD-4406D" with collet HD-44060-10A for NON-ABS.
In the image item 4 is the ABS bearing and 5 is NON ABS bearing. Seems to be two different part numbers.
Manual states to change both bearings.

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The front rim has no miles the rear has maybe a 1,000.
Don't feel the need to change all the bearings to new.

Is there a part number for a spacer to run ABS bearings on a non abs bike?
Or should I just replace the bearings?
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From my 18 service manual there are 2 bearings but one will require the use of a bearing remover/installer "HD-4406D" with collet HD-44060-10A for NON-ABS.
In the image item 4 is the ABS bearing and 5 is NON ABS bearing. Seems to be two different part numbers.
Manual states to change both bearings.

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I meant that the part number for the rear bearing and the front bearing are the same, both non abs.
My bad.
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IMHO Id change them out to all balls bearings or another brand...Ive had HD partially fail..Local Indy recommended the above...I think they have resolved the issue with the newer bikes..so personal preference...

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@RED_5 If you have ABS wheels and you want to run them on a Non-ABS bike, you need to change the bearings that you have already asked about (left side on the front wheel and right side on the rear wheel) Those bearings are called the "primary" bearings meaning that they are to be pressed in first which is what sets your wheel centering. The primary bearing has to be pressed in first, then the quill or center spacer and then the opposite side bearing is pressed in. The ABS bearing is a different thickness than a non-ABS bearing, and that makes the ABS sensor a different thickness than a standard wheel spacer.
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@RED_5 If you have ABS wheels and you want to run them on a Non-ABS bike, you need to change the bearings that you have already asked about (left side on the front wheel and right side on the rear wheel) Those bearings are called the "primary" bearings meaning that they are to be pressed in first which is what sets your wheel centering. The primary bearing has to be pressed in first, then the quill or center spacer and then the opposite side bearing is pressed in. The ABS bearing is a different thickness than a non-ABS bearing, and that makes the ABS sensor a different thickness than a standard wheel spacer.
So basically take all bearings out, press in the new bearing first then install the rest. Good to know. Thanks.
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