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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Pick Out Bearing Buddies for a Camper 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 # BB1980A-SS that you referenced are for hubs with a 1.98 inch hub bore. If...
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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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  • Bearing Buddy Recommendation for a Harbor Freight Trailer 92174
  • Most likely the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors - Model 2047 # BB2047 that you referenced would be the correct Bearing Buddies for your Harbor Freight trailer since these have been confirmed to fit several of the other model Harbor Freight trailers, but since we haven't confirmed it yet you will need to measure the hub bore of the hubs on your trailer. If the hub bore is 2.047 then these would work for you.
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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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  • Replacement Bearing Buddy Bras for ~2 Inch Bearing Buddies
  • There isn't a 2 inch Bearing Buddy so you likely have a 1.98 or a 2.047. In either case # BB19B would be the correct replacement Bras.
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  • Can Bearing Buddys Install on an EZ Lube Spindle
  • If you wanted to install a bearing buddy like the part # BB1980A-SS on a EZ lube spindle you would first need to remove the zerk fitting.
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  • How to Measure for the Correct Grease Cap or Bearing Protector for a Boat Trailer
  • It sounds like you need a grease cap or bearing protectors. The Bearing Buddy Bra, # BB19B, that you referenced covers the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors, like part # BB1980A. In order to choose the correct grease cap or bearing protector, I strongly recommend using a precise measuring tool such as a dial caliper. Hubs can have bores that differ by only a few thousandths of an inch, so getting an exact measurement will help us choose the correct cap for you. Check out the photo I...
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  • How to Pick Out Bearing Buddy for a 5th Wheel 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 with a mircometer. I have included a video demonstrating the Bearing Buddy. The Bearing Buddies # BB1980A-SS that you referenced are for hubs with a...
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  • How Do I Determine What Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors I Need for My 2006 Pilgrim Cirrus Camper
  • In order to see if the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors, # BB2441, are the correct ones for your trailer, you will need to measure the inner diameter of your hub bore. This measurement needs to be very accurate so you will want to use a dial caliper. If the inner diameter of your hub bore is 2.441 inches, # BB2441 will work for you. If it is not, I am attaching a link to all of the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors that we have available. Take your measurement and match it to one...
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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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  • How to Pick out Bearing Buddies
  • 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 # BB1980A-SS that you referenced are for hubs with a 1.781 inch hub bore.
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  • How to Measure to Determine the Correct Grease Seal on a Trailer Hub
  • I could not find any information on the seal number you listed so yes, you will need to take an accurate measurement of the outside diameter of your existing seal, or the inside diameter of the mounting surface for the seal in the hub. You will also need an accurate measurement of the spindle at the seal surface. I have posted a photo to show the dimensions you will need to measure. A dial caliper will provide an accurate measurement to determine the correct seal for your hub and spindle. I...
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  • Bearing Buddies for 8000 LB Arctic Trailer
  • In order to choose the correct model Bearing Buddies for your trailer, you would need to determine the inside diameter of the hub bore. You would need to use a digital caliper to get the hub bore measurement, as a ruler or measuring tape would not be accurate enough. Once you know the hub bore, you can use the provided link to find the correct Bearing Buddy. With the hub bore diameter, you can use the link to go to the bearing protector product page, where you can use the filters on...
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  • Bearing Buddy Recommendation that is the Next Size Smaller than the # BB2240
  • The next smaller size Bearing Buddy from the Bearing Buddy part # BB2240 that you referenced would be the Bearing Buddy # BB2080. I attached a link to a page that has all of the Bearing Buddies we offer.
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  • How Do I Determine Which Bearing Buddy Bearing Protector Will Fit My Aspen Motorcycle Trailer
  • The best way to make sure you receive the correct Bearing Buddy bearing protector is to measure the inner diameter of the hub bore (see photo). Unfortunately, the manufacturer of Aspen trailers does not provide much information about their trailers or replacement parts, so I was not able to obtain the OEM grease cap size that Aspen uses. I strongly recommend measuring the hub bore with a precise measuring tool such as a dial caliper because hub bores can vary down to the thousandths...
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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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  • Will Spindle Grease Seal Set # BB60011 Work With EZ Lube Spindle
  • The Spindle Grease Seal Set, part # BB60011, can be used on an EZ Lube Spindle provided you have correctly matched the seal and spindle dimensions. The best way to determine what seals would work for you is to match your existing seals based on their part number. Please refer to the photo provided that shows the typical location for the part number on both grease seals and bearings. In case you cannot locate the existing part numbers, I have also attached a drawing that shows the...
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  • How to Identify Correct Bearings and Bearing Buddies for a 2007 Carson 20-Foot Tandem Axle Trailer
  • Thank you for providing your trailer year/make/model. In order to know the correct replacement bearings and bearing buddies for your trailer we will need the numbers from your current inner and outer bearings. This is the surest way to identify correct replacements. (Trailer manufacturers may use different bearings from one production run to another so checking the bearings themselves is the best way to know for sure). The only other way is to take exact measurements (with a precision...
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  • How to Determine Which Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors Will Fit a Boat Trailer
  • The best way to determine what size grease caps or Bearing Buddies will fit your hubs is to pull a hub off of the trailer and get the inner and outer bearing numbers stamped into the metal of the bearings. With those numbers I can determine many replacement parts for your hubs including which Bearing Buddies fit. Another way is to measure the inner diameter of the hub bore (where the Bearing Buddies will fit into). You will need to use a set of digital or dial calipers to get the most...
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  • What Order do the Parts Get Installed for Spindle Grease Seal Set # BB60001 for Bearing Buddies
  • The video is correct. The diagram is more for identifying the parts and their basic placement. The o-ring actually is supposed to ride on the spindle but can actually fit through that stainless steel ring when not on the spindle. So basically, you will slide on the stainless steel ring first then slip the o-ring on. The grease seal will install in the back of the hub just like you would normally do with a seal. You would then install the hub. So the diagram is basically an exploded...
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  • Recommendation For Correct Grease Seal When Using Bearing Buddy Protectors on Motorcycle Trailer
  • The Bearing Buddy Seals, part # BB60001, will not fit your application. I would recommend to use the TruRyde Double Lip Grease Seals, part # RG06-010. These are the correct size and are a double lip grease seal. These seals will work better than the normal single lip seal, when using the Bearing Buddy protectors on your trailer. The double lip seal will help maintain the slight pressure that is in the hub when using the Bearing Buddy protectors.
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  • Why A Bearing Buddy Is Not Recommended On A 1986 Dodge Ram D100
  • The Bearing Buddy bearing protectors are designed for use on boat trailers. On boat trailers, when the trailer is submerged into water the sudden cooling of the bearings causes a vacuum that will try to suck water into the bearing area. This water will break down the grease and also contaminate the grease with dirt, which will cause corrosion and pitting on the bearings of your trailer axle. The Bearing Buddy bearing protectors will fill the axle hub with grease which will keep a slight...
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  • Bearing Buddies to Fit Tandem Axle Trailer with 15 Inch Wheels with 5 on 5 Lug Pattern
  • To determine which Bearing Buddy will fit your trailer, we will need to know your outer bearing or race part number. The part number of your outer trailer bearing or race is located on the outer surface. I have included a photo that shows where to look for the part numbers. Once we know your outer bearing or seal number we can then determine the size of the Bearing Buddy protector that will work for you. If you are unable to determine the part numbers, you will need to measure the...
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  • What to Measure to Get the Correct Bearing Buddy
  • Sounds like you are trying to pick out the correct Bearing Buddy for your trailer's hub. To do this you will need to remove your current grease cap and measure the diameter of the hub bore. With that measurement you will be able to pick out the correct Bearing Buddy to fit your hub. The part # BB2441SS that you referenced would fit a hub bore of 2.441 inches, if that is what you have then this would be the correct one for you. If not, check out the link I attached that will take you...
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  • Bearing Buddy Covers for Trailer with 2-Inch Bearing Buddies
  • The Replacement Bearing Buddy Bras (dust covers) # BB19B that you referenced are intended to fit several different sizes of Bearing Buddy, from 1.98-inches up to 2.080-inches. They also offer replacement bra # BB23B that fits Bearing Buddy sizes 2.328-inches through 2.717-inches, and part # BB17B that fits smaller sizes. In between the two sizes you referenced there are three intermediate Bearing Buddy sizes, 2.047-, 2.080- and 2.240-inches. There is no exactly 2-inch size. If you wish...
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  • How to Pick Out Replacement Hubs for Mobile Home Axles
  • You would have to contact your local DOT to find out if the tires/wheels/hubs you have are street legal in your area. Typically mobile home axles are set up for one time use so relying on them for any length of time might not be the best idea. You can also try contacting HADCO directly to see if they recommend your specific hub for highway use. You may find that you need to replace your hubs. In order to pick out the correct hub assembly for a trailer you are going to need know a few...
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  • Replacing Grease Caps of Carry-On 5x10 Single Axle Trailer With Bearing Buddies
  • To determine which side of Bearing Buddy you'd need for your existing hubs, you'll need to use an accurate measuring device like a digital caliper and measure the inside bore of your hub. Once you find the inside diameter of the hub bore, you'll choose a Bearing Buddy with the matching diameter. For instance, if you find that the diameter of your hub bore is 1.98 inches, you'd go with a Bearing Buddy like the # BB1980A-SS. I've linked you to the main page for bearing protectors. At...
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