i don't have ceramics due to the info i gathered from bearing retailers suggesting i don't use them in my application (wheels) because the bearing would be subject to constant blunt forces from travel on public roadways which has the potential to damage the bearing. The recomendation from the retailers was to use the none-contact rubber sealed steel bearings i currently have. I dunno if the cost of ceramics (in wheels) is necessarily the most cost effective way to go. SO many choices.morrisjl2 said:Good read .......May be a winter project.
Where do I buy and how much? It seems BD has those as well as many of you other riders.
Chime In. I could sell those to the wife through safety and Gas Mil.
No i'm not kidding!! i'm sharing the feedback i received from retailers when i called them and engaged in conversation with them AND trust me i was dead set on purchasing the ceramics beforehand and any of them could have easily made a 'sale' in 2sec BUT instead the salespersons enquired about my application and the conversation ensued...........sneaky said:Are you kidding BD. I used to work for a company that used ceramic bearing. We had ones about the roundness of a half dollar, you could take them and throw them as hard as you could against a wall and they would not do a thing.
On the rockwell hardness level the only thing harder than a ceramic bearing is a diamond. NASCAR has been using these type of bearing in the cam journals of the race cars for years now.
If I just had some extra money laying around I might do them, along with the CF belly pan and fenders.
Basically the motor would spin up quicker and more than likely be smoother @ all RPM's. Theres a 3 bearing kit available for the motor.sgtusmc96 said:What could you gain from the Engine if you were to use these through out the engine?
Would cost alot but was kind of curious. Way out of my league money wise but just kinda curious.