Monday, March 12, 2018

ATTENTION POLARIS RIDERS! BRONZE UPGRADES ARE HERE!

Bronze Upgrade your Front Lower A Arm!
Bronze Upgrade your Front Lower A Arm!
Part # Interchange:0430-0824 / 50-1131 / 243-1131
Bronze Upgrade your Rear Independent Suspension!





Upgrade your A-Arm Bushings!Upgrade your Rear Independent Suspension Bushings!


Reduce slop and downtime with our exclusive Boss Bearing upgrade! This upgrade boasts tensile strength of 35,000 psi, yield strength of 27,000 psi and a brinell hardness of 72!  Our upgrade allows you to keep contamination out and clean grease in!

Our kit features:

-Cast SAE 660 Bronze Bearing material to replace factory plastic bushings;
-Cast SAE 660 offers excellent strength and wear resistance with exceptional anti-frictional characteristics;
-These precision CNC machined bushings have an integrated uni-directional nitrile seal;
-The uni-directional seal allows one to purge the pivot point of any contamination with grease as needed;
-An incorporated figure 8 grease channel allows grease to be evenly distributed around bushing and pin;
-Pins (when included) have been upgraded to a polished Rockwell 60 hardness to increase wear resistance and life.  Factory pins have been tested to be less than Rockwell 50.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Introducing the 2018 Boss Bearing RSP Riders!

Here at Boss Bearing, we care about our riders. We want to help them get their machines up and running for their races, shows, and fun on and off the track. Our rider support program offers generous discounts for our riders when they spend with us. Once you are signed up and approved for our program, you will get your own personal discount code to use at check out, anytime you want!

Check out this link if you are interested in applying to be one of our riders: https://www.bossbearing.com/Sponsorship-Boss-Bearing-s/7507.htm

Boss Bearing would like to introduce our Riders for the 2018 Season! These guys take their riding seriously and love what they do!

Cody Kratz:


Thursday, November 30, 2017

2018 Rider Support Program Details

The Boss Bearing Rider Support Program

                Here at Boss Bearing we are looking for a few good riders to join our Rider Support Program.  It doesn’t matter whether you are a rookie trying to make a name in the racing circuit or an experienced racer.  As long as you give 100% in all aspects of your life, whether it is racing, school, work, family, or being involved in your community, we want you in our program!  We are looking for riders who are driven, focused and can conduct themselves in a professional manner on and off the track.
                We are always accepting new applications but will only be evaluating new riders at the end of each evaluation period.  If you are selected we will contact you within 2-4 weeks, via e-mail, after the application due dates.  The 2018 evaluation schedule is located at the bottom of the blog post. 
                If you are selected to be in our Rider Support Program you will receive our Boss Bearing Promo Kit.  It includes Boss Bearing stickers, a Boss Bearing T-shirt, a Boss Bearing hat and other freebies that you can give out to your fans, fellow racers, and your crew. Riders will also receive a discount code that can be used for any products at our www.bossbearing.com website and discounts on items that are special order or custom aftermarket products.
                We do require a professional presentation and in your packet you should include:
  • ·         Resume
  • ·         Two or three letters of reference (from non-family members)
  • ·         Report card or transcripts (if you are still in school)
  • ·         List of bikes or quads that you currently own and race
  • ·         Pictures (hard copies or .pdfs of head shots and action shots required. Links to photo sharing sites are a plus. CDs, DVDs and Memory Sticks will not be accepted.)
  • ·         Social Media involvement with direct link URLS
  • ·         Current Standings and/or Last season’s standings
  • ·         E-mail address

* Please note that anything you include in your packet will not be returned.



We prefer you to email your application to:
However, you can also mail your application to:
Boss Bearing RSP
Attn: Jill Gaio
2100 West Front St
Statesville, NC 28677

2018 Evaluation Period Schedule

First Evaluation Period Selection: Applications due before December 31st 2017
Second Evaluation Period Selection: Applications due before March 31st 2018
Third Evaluation Period Selection: Applications due before June 30th 2018
Fourth Evaluation Period Selection: Applications due before September 30th 2018

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Dirt Bike Fork/Dust Seal Replacement



*As always, these instructions are general guides to helping you; always check with your service manual for your machine to make sure that you have a clear understanding of the setup. If you are not experienced with installing parts on your machine, Boss Bearing always recommends taking your machine to a mechanic to ensure proper installation. You can buy the partsthrough us, save a few bucks, and take them to your local mechanic to be installed!

Instructions:


*It is important to make sure you clean your machine to prevent any problems going forward with the installation.

*Please be sure to follow the instructions thoroughly! If the steps to replacing any parts on your dirt bike are done improperly, this can lead to parts failure or possible injury.

Steps:


1. Place the dirt bike on a stand getting the front wheel off the ground. Remove the front wheel and hang caliper so no damage will occur to the brake line hose.

2. It may be necessary to remove the handle bars. Loosen the top cap of the fork (usually 46mm-50mm fork cap wrench will be best to use). It’s best to loosen it while the forks are still on the bike.

3.  Loosen the triple clamp bolts holding the fork legs in place. Remove the forks from the bike.

4.  Remove the top cap and compression adjustment rod and spring. Drain the old fluid from the fork.

5.  Remove the dust seal with a flat screw driver. Then remove the retaining ring clip to allow the fork tube to be disassembled. Separate the fork inner and outer tube by jerking them in opposite direction of each other.

6.  After the fork is separated, you can now remove the bushings, washers, and inner oil seal (keep the parts organized). Clean and inspect all parts for wear and tear. (Replace any parts that are damaged)

7.  Using a seal bullet or, if you don’t have one, use tape on the sharp edges of the fork to prevent the new seal lips from tearing. Slide the new seals, clip, washers, and bushings back on the fork tube in the same pattern they were removed.

8. Reassemble the fork tube and using the proper fork “seal driver” (needed and required), drive the new seal in place. Put the retaining clip back in place, then drive the dust wiper seal.

9. Drip the fork spring into the fork then fill it with the proper amount of appropriate fork oil.

10. Reinstall the compression adjustment tube and the fork cap.

11. Compress the fork leg many times to circulate the fluid.

12. Reinstall the forks back on the bike and reassemble it.


Now you are all set to get back out there and ride again!





Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Dirt Bike Engine Oil Seal Replacement Guide



*As always, these instructions are general guides to helping you; always check with your service manual for your machine to make sure that you have a clear understanding of the setup. If you are not experienced with installing parts on your machine, Boss Bearing always recommends taking your machine to a mechanic to ensure proper installation. You can buy the parts through us, save a few bucks, and take them to your local mechanic to be installed!

Instructions:
*It is important to make sure you clean your machine to prevent any problems going forward with the installation.

*Please be sure to follow the instructions thoroughly! If the steps to replacing any parts on your dirt bike are done improperly, this can lead to parts failure or possible injury.


Steps:

1. Remove the most difficult seals first; the main crank seals. The flywheel and electrical stator must be removed by using a special flywheel puller tool.
To remove the old seal, use a seal puller or flat pick to pull it from the case
Compare old seals with new seals for size accuracy. Install the new one with a seal driver tube until it’s flush with the engine case. 
Reinstall the flywheel and stator.
2. Clutch side seal must be replaced by removing the right engine clutch cover case, along with the clutch basket and primary drive gear.
Remove old seal and compare to new for size accuracy
Install new seal and reassemble the clutch side
3. Clutch arm seals usually are held in by a retaining bolt or snap ring.
Remove the clutch arm actuator to remove and install the new seal
4. The kicker shaft seal must be removed by unbolting the kick starter lever from the shaft.
Remove the old seal and compare it with the new seal, then install it and reinstall the kicker
5. The shifter lever must be removed to replace the shift shaft seal. 
Remove the pinch bolt that’s holding the shifter on. Then remove the shifter and old seal. Install the new seal and the reinstall the shifter.
6. Remove the front sprocket by using the chain and rear brakes to assist with loosening the sprocket/counter shaft nut
Remove the sprocket and any seal guard/shield to get to the old seal. Pull the seal collar from the shaft, then remove the old seal and compare it to the new seal.
Install the new seal and inner seal collar
Reassemble and torque it to OEM specifications 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Motorcycle / Dirt Bike (or Sport Quad) Swingarm Bearings and Seals Installation Guide




*As always, these instructions are general guides to helping you; always check with your service manual for your machine to make sure that you have a clear understanding of the setup. If you are not experienced with installing parts on your machine, Boss Bearing always recommends taking your machine to a mechanic to ensure proper installation. You can buy the bearings through us, save a few bucks, and take them to your local mechanic to be installed!

Instructions:

*It is important to make sure you clean your machine to prevent any problems going forward with the installation.
*Please be sure to follow the instructions thoroughly! If the steps to replacing any parts on your motorcycle or ATV/UTV are done improperly, this can lead to parts failure or possible injury.

Steps:

1. Before you begin this process, uninstall the original swingarm and linkage from your motorcycle or ATV.

2. Remove the rear wheel/wheels (ATV) by removing the bolt or lug nuts along the axle.

3. You can now unbolt the caliper from the swingarm, making sure to support it from causing damage to the caliper or brake lines.

4. Remove shock and linkage being sure to inspect the bearings and seals in these points. Replace them if needed.

5. Clean the swingarm thoroughly. After you clean them, remove the original seals, bushings, and pins, using necessary needle bearing and seal removal tools. You’ll want to clean all the rust out the bearing bores as well.

6. After the bearing bore has been cleaned, check it over for any wear and tear damage. Install the new bearings.  Put them in rounded end first and press on them from the outside, pressing on the number and letter side of the bearing. Once they are pressed in, grease the new bearings and grease the lips of the new seals.

7. Install the new seals, bushings, and pins to proper manufacturer specifications. If you know your motorcycle has thrust bearings, place the PTFE washer that comes in the kit inbetween the steel washers. The PTFE washer surface should be facing the outside of your bike.

8. Reinstall the swingarm now. We recommend putting grease or antiseize on the swingarm bolt for easier future maintenance. Torque the nuts/bolts to OEM specifications.

9. Now you can reinstall the linkage and rear shock and break caliper and axle/wheel(s). Check the chain adjustment before tightening all nuts and bolts to specs.

Now you’re ready to get back out there and start riding again!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

UTILITY ATV SWINGARM BEARINGS INSTALLATION GUIDE





*As always, these instructions are general guides to helping you; always check with your service manual for your particular machine to make sure that you have a clear understanding of the setup. If you are not experienced with installing parts on your machine, Boss Bearing always recommends taking your machine to a mechanic to ensure proper installation. You can buy the bearings through us, save a few bucks, and take them to your local mechanic to be installed!

Instructions:
*It is important to make sure you clean your machine to prevent any problems going forward with the installation.
*Please be sure to follow the instructions thoroughly! If the steps to replacing any parts on your ATV/UTV are done improperly, this can lead to parts failure or possible injury.

Before you Start:
Before you start to remove your old swingarm out of your ATV, organize the new kit in a way that will make it easier for you to install them. Once you do that, you can remove the pivot caps on the swingarm. It’s important to make sure you are supporting the bottom of the frame so all the weight isn’t on the swingarm. 

Steps:
1.  Remove the rear axle and final drive unit so you can take the swingarm from the lower shock mount. Take a lock nut wrench and take out the pivot lock nut with it. 
2.  Now you can remove the swingarm by taking out the pivot bolts and drive shaft joint boot. After that’s out, remove the dust seals. Use a proper bearing puller and pull out the bearings. After the bearings are out, you can remove the bearing grease holder now. 
3.  Before moving on, be sure to thoroughly clean the old grease and grim and any rust buildup from the bearing bores. Then you’ll want to make sure there isn’t any damage done to the bore. If there is, this could cause problems with installing the new bearings. 
4.  Once you’ve inspected the bearing bore, you can now put the new grease holder in place. Find the bearing race out of your new kit and install that. When you drive the bearing race in, it’s very important to make sure you use a proper driver that will only come in contact with the outside race. 
5.  Next you’ll want to grease the new bearing and install the bearing into the races. You can now press in the grease seals that will also hold the bearing in the race. Then put some grease on the lips of the dust seal and install it into the swingarm. 
6.  Now it’s time to reinstall the swingarm on the ATV. So, install the pivot bolts, caps, rear axle and final drive unit. First apply a thin coat of grease to the swingarm pivot bolts and install the swingarm to the frame. Then, tighten the bolts to OEM specification. Now tighten the locknut to OEM standards with the locknut wrench you used to remove them. 
7.  Now you can install the pivot caps. Once that’s done you are now ready to tighten the fasteners to OEM standards.