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Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors
Bearing Buddy Seals for Trailer Bearings

Bearing Buddy





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  • Should Cardboard Be Removed Before Installing Bearing Buddy Bras
  • The cardboard is intended to help keep the shape of the Bearing Buddy Bras like part # BB23B when they are shipped, and should be removed before installing the bras on your Bearing Buddys.
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  • Do Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors Only Come in Pairs
  • Bearing Buddies only come in pairs. If you did get a pair then you would have a spare in case you should ever need one in the future!
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  • Grease Cap for a Concrete Mixer with Inner Diameter of 2.375
  • The closest grease cap we offer to the dimension you listed that is designed for a trailer hub would be the # F001601, this is designed for a 2.333 inner diameter hub so it might be a little small. It is a press on style that does not have a rubber seal though. Since this is designed for trailer hubs I can't safely guarantee that it would work for you.
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  • Are Grease Seals Supposed to be Curved to Match the Radiused Edge of Bearings
  • Every bearing we sell has that radiused edge that you are referring to so all of the seals we carry would work as long as you get the correct one for your setup. Grease seals do not seal the bearing so they do not have to match curvature. The seals seal the hub bore. Can you tell me what the bearing number is on your bearing? There's a glare in the picture so I can't see what bearing you have to match the correct seal to it. I attached a link to an FAQ article on wheel bearing backing...
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  • Replacement Dust Cover for Bearing Buddy that Measures 2-1/2 inches Across
  • The Bearing Buddy Replacement Bras you will need are part # BB23B, model 23B. This cover is designed to fit Bearing Buddies with an outer diameter of 2-1/2 inches.
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  • Bearing Buddy Recommendation for a Trailer Hub with 1.974 Bore
  • The closest bearing buddy we have would be the 1.980 part # BB1980A that it sounds like already tried. The next smallest size we have is the 1.968 part # BB1968 which unless you measured wrong would be too small. I am surprised you couldn't get the # BB1980A to fit. That should be close enough to make it work, it could be that you need to use a hammer and a board to lightly tap it into place.
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  • Troubleshooting Grease Seal that Keeps Blowing Out on Trailer Axle
  • It sounds like your problem may be that you are installing too much grease into the hubs and that is why they are blowing out. If you are pumping your grease into your hub with a grease gun you should note that you should only continue to add grease to the hub until you begin to see the outer bearing move or you see grease seeping through the outer bearing. If you pump the grease slowly and rotate the hub, you should not blow the grease seal. Once you see the grease seeping through,...
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  • Bearing Buddy Recommendation for a Hub Bore of 2.402 inches
  • For a Bearing Buddy designed to fit your 2.402 pilot hole on your hub you would want the # BB2441 or the stainless version part # BB2441SS. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. Pricing is below at the links.
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  • Can Hub That Had Bearing Buddy Installed Be Used on Axle With EZ Lube Spindle
  • The EZ Lube Spindle features includes a zerk fitting in the end of the spindle and holes in the spindle that allow grease to be injected into the hub bore. The only difference between the hubs we sell for an EZ Lube spindle and a standard spindle is the grease caps. The grease cap for an EZ lube spindle would have a removable rubber plug so you could access the grease zerk without having to remove the grease cap. The grease cap for a standard axle would not have the rubber plug. As long...
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  • Recommended Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors for Hubs with Bore of 1.986-Inches
  • It sounds like you are looking for a Bearing Buddy bearing protector with a grease zerk fitting for your hub that has a 1.986-inch inner diameter. We offer two choices for your pop-up, either chrome-plated Bearing Buddy # BB1968 or the stainless steel version # BB1968SS. Both kits include two Bearing Buddy protectors and two flexible covers. Take some care when initially filling the protectors with grease to avoid over-filling that could blow out your inner grease seal.
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  • Where to Measure to Pick Out Bearing Buddy
  • In order to pick out the correct bearing buddy you will need know the pilot hole of your hub. To do this, remove the wheel and tire and remove the grease cap from the center of the hub. Usually it is a metal cap that is just lightly hammered into place. Use a screwdriver to pry off the cap. Clean the grease off and measure the opening. The Bearing Buddies # BB1980A-SS that you referenced are for hubs with a 1.98 inch hub bore.
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  • Replacement Vinyl Covers For Boat Trailer Oil Lube Hub
  • The vinyl covers we offer are designed for Bearing Buddies but you may be able to find one that fits your oil lube hub. We carry 3 different sizes so you will need to measure your hub to make sure you have a fit. The covers we offer are part # BB17B for 2 inch, part # BB19B for 2-1/8 inch, and part # BB23B, which is 2-7/16 inches. Each of these come with 2 in the package.
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  • Is a Wheel Cap Recommended to Run Over a Bearing Buddy
  • The grease seal that comes with the Dexter Trailer Hubs and Drums # 84546UC3-EZ that you referenced is a double lip seal so you would be fine in that regard. Running a wheel center cap over a Bearing Buddy wouldn't be ideal as that would make the easy to use Bearing Buddy much more difficult since you would have to remove the rim. I would recommend not trying to fit one over it.
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  • Dimensions of the Replacement Bearing Buddy Bras # BB19B
  • I went and pulled the Replacement Bearing Buddy Bras # BB19B from our warehouse to get the dimensions you requested and found them to be 2.07 inches from the inside of the cover and 1.29 inches deep.
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  • In What Quantities Are Bearing Buddies # BB2047 Sold
  • The product you referenced, Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors Model 2047 # BB2047, are sold as a pair, enough for one axle. Each kit includes two Bearing Buddies and two rubber covers that fit over the bearing protectors after you've filled them with grease. If you have a tandem axle trailer you will need to order one kit for each axle, so that you get a total of four protectors and four covers. This kit fits hubs with a bore of 2.047-inches. I have linked an installation video for your...
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  • Bearing Buddy Warranty Coverage
  • Bearing Buddies are covered by a lifetime manufacturer's warranty that would cover the replacement of the Bearing Buddies if they were defective, but not new bearings. I would refute what your mechanic tells you, however. I've seen countless trailers where folks have pumped too much grease into the hubs, and blown out the grease seal. To reach the seal, the grease would pass through the inner bearing. The grease has absolutely no problem reaching the inner bearings. You'll want to be...
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  • Are Protective Covers Included With Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors
  • The Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors, part # BB2047SS are sold in pairs and come with the protective caps. These are stainless steel caps and are designed to fit 2.047 inch hub bore. The Bearing Buddy that is chrome plated is part # BB2047. These are also sold in pairs.
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  • How to Pick Out Replacement Trailer Grease Seal and How to Install Grease in Hub with Bearing Buddy
  • A common problem we hear with people with Bearing Buddies is that since it is so easy to add grease to the hub that they end up putting too much in and blowing out the grease seal. Replacing the seal would not be too hard, but we first would need to determine what seal you would need. To do that you will need to pull the hub and measure the inner diameter of the hub where the seal installs and then measure the outer diameter of the spindle where the seal rides. You will want to use a...
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  • Can Different Brands of Lithium Grease be Mixed
  • Yes, you can mix different brands of lithium grease like the part # L11357 and # L10308.
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  • What is the Correct Bearing Buddy for Use on 2005 Airstream Classic
  • You can determine what type and size of Bearing Buddy to use on your Airstream trailer by taking a look at the current hubs. You will need to know if the hub bore is threaded or not and you'll also need to take a precise measurement of the hub bore diameter using a dial or digital caliper. You'll need to measure to the nearest thousandth of an inch, or three decimal places like 1.781-inches. Once you know your type and size of hub bore you can use the linked page to select those features...
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  • Does Grease Seal have to Make Contact with the Inner Race for Bearing to Ride in the Right Place
  • A hub should only have one grease seal, at the back side of the hub, and it should be flush with the hub once installed. When everything is assembled and put on the spindle with the castle nut properly tightened down there should be only a few thousands of an inch of play meaning everything is in place. Races are pressed into a hub so they are not going to move and the edge of the grease seal may or may not make contact with the inner race. But that contact or lack of contact should...
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  • Will the Spindle Grease Seal Set part # BB60005 Fit a Spindle that Has L44649 Bearings
  • The part # BB60005 should work for you since you have an inner bearing of L44649 and your seal inner diameter is 1.375 inches. You will want to verify that the inner diameter of where your current grease seal is on your hub measures 1.980 inches though. Another way to say this would be the outer diameter of your current grease seal.
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  • How To Measure to Pick Out Correct Bearing Buddy for Boat Trailer
  • In order to pick out the correct bearing buddy you will need know the pilot hole of your hub. To do this, remove the wheel and tire and remove the grease cap from the center of the hub. Usually it is a metal cap that is just lightly hammered into place. Use a screwdriver to pry off the cap. Clean the grease off and measure the opening. You will want to use a dial caliper or a micrometer for this so that you get an exact measurement. I have included a video demonstrating the Bearing Buddy. The...
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  • How to Pick Out Bearing Buddies for a Trailer
  • In order to pick out the correct bearing buddy you will need know the pilot hole of your hub. To do this, remove the wheel and tire and remove the grease cap from the center of the hub. Usually it is a metal cap that is just lightly hammered into place. Use a screwdriver to pry off the cap. Clean the grease off and measure the opening. I have included a video demonstrating the Bearing Buddy. The Bearing Buddies # BB2080 that you referenced are for hubs with a 2.080 inch hub bore. When...
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  • Selecting Replacement Bearing Buddy Bras for Proper Fit
  • The easiest way to find the correct size Bearing Buddy bras for your trailer is to use the part number of the Bearing Buddy that you have installed. We offer three sizes of bras: # BB17B fits models 1781, 1781SS, 1810 and 1810SS; part # fits models: 2328, 2328SS, 2441, 2441SS, 2717, 2717SS, 2562, 2562SS, 2240 and 2240SS; and part # BB19B fits models 1980, 1980SS, 1980A, 1980A-SS, 1938, 1938SS, 1968, 1968SS, 2047, 2047SS, 2080 and 2080SS.
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  • Are Bearing Buddies Compatible with Standard Trailer Bearings and Seals
  • All you need to do to install and use the Bearing Buddy Protectors part # BB1980A is remove your current caps like you did and install the # BB1980A. This product will work with your current bearings and seals just fine.
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  • Recommended Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors
  • You are correct. The next size up for the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors is 2.047 inch. To order a pair you will need part # BB2047. If you want the stainless steel protectors, you will need to order part # BB2047SS. I recommend using digital calipers to measure the inside bore of your hub to make sure the # BB2047 will work for you.
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  • How to Choose Correct Bearing Buddies for Trailer Hub
  • You'll want to choose a Bearing Buddy based on the inside diameter of the bore of your hub. You can use a digital caliper to determine this. Also, if you know the outer bearing reference number, we can determine which bearing race is compatible with that bearing, and find the outside diameter of the race, which is equal to the diameter of the hub bore. I've linked you to our selection of Bearing Buddies. The filters on the left side of the page will help you choose the correct Bearing...
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  • Grease Cap Recommendation for an EZ Lube Spindle
  • You have EZ-lube spindles so a bearing buddy wouldn't be the right grease cap to use. Easy lube spindles are not compatible with Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors. You could use the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors if you remove the zerk fitting. You really do not need Bearing Buddies though. To pick out the correct grease cap you would need to measure the inside diameter of the hub opening to determine which cap size is needed. You would want to choose a cap whose outside diameter matches...
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  • Does Bearing Buddy Bra Need to Be Removed Before Backing Trailer Into Water
  • The bras on the Bearing Buddies are meant to be left in place unless you are adding grease or checking the grease level. There is no need to remove them before backing your trailer into the water.
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