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Kodiak Red Eye Bearing Protectors - 1.98" Inner Diameter - 1 Pair

Kodiak Red Eye Bearing Protectors - 1.98" Inner Diameter - 1 Pair

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Easy-to-install bearing protectors form a positive hub seal to keep contaminants out and grease in. One-piece housing and O-ring seals guarantee that grease will not leak. Fit hubs with 1.980" inner diameter. Lowest Prices for the best trailer bearings races seals caps from Kodiak. Kodiak Red Eye Bearing Protectors - 1.98" Inner Diameter - 1 Pair part number KREB1980AC can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Kodiak Trailer Bearings Races Seals Caps - KREB1980AC

  • Caps
  • Bearing Protector Grease Cap
  • Kodiak
  • 1.98 Inch

Easy-to-install bearing protectors form a positive hub seal to keep contaminants out and grease in. One-piece housing and O-ring seals guarantee that grease will not leak. Fit hubs with 1.980" inner diameter.


Features:

  • Replace drive-in grease caps on trailer hub or drum
    • Teeth provide a secure hold in hub
  • Prevent contamination, giving your wheel bearings longer life
  • Maintain constant positive pressure with a spring-loaded piston, even when bearing is submerged in water
    • Keep out dirt and water, even when submerged
      • Not recommended for saltwater application use
    • Guaranteed not to leak grease
  • Indicate status with easy-to-see "red eye"
    • When red washer is flat against bearing housing, grease needs to be added
    • When orange O-ring is visible, bearing is full
    • If the red washer continually signals empty, seal failure is likely
  • 1-Piece housing
    • Chrome plated cast aluminum construction
  • Made in theUSA


Specs:

  • Application: hubs with 1.980" inner diameter
    • Most axles rated at 2,000 lbs - 3,500 lbs
  • Diameter: 1.980"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


The special O-ring indicator lets you know when to add grease and when to stop adding grease to prevent overfilling. An orange O-ring is visible when the Red Eye is full. The red washer will be flat against the housing when it is time to add grease. If you notice that the red washer remains close to the Red Eye's housing - indicating the need for grease - on a regular basis, the inner seal may be failing.



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Kodiak Red Eye Bearing Protectors - 1.98" Inner Diameter - 1 Pair - KREB1980AC

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (79 Customer Reviews)

Easy-to-install bearing protectors form a positive hub seal to keep contaminants out and grease in. One-piece housing and O-ring seals guarantee that grease will not leak. Fit hubs with 1.980" inner diameter.

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Lost one first time I used the trailer. Get concept but undersized a few mm. Had to put old one back in. 3 others have stayed in fine. 858198



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Perfect Fit! Purchased for my travel tr ailer. 786322



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Again GREAT SERVIVE< FAST DELIVERY: highly recommend. The RedEye protectors fit perfectly, Thanks for all your help. 775242



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I am putting these red eye bearing buddies on my new boat trailer , I had those on the old trailer for years and they always work good and do not sling grease .e trailer had these in stock at a great price and where delivered in a couple days . 774748



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I installed these to replace oil filled hubs. The oil filled hubs leaked and I almost lost a wheel, hub and all because one of them went dry on the way to the lake. Luckily I caught it at a gas station when I stopped to refuel. I had to chase down parts and repair it right there before I could either go home or on to the lake. No more oil filled hubs for me. These are way better than bearing buddies once filled you don't have to continually fill them. Also much cleaner, no messy grease being thrown all over the wheel and trailer. 773589



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The best on the market 714749



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I like the overall idea and design of these bearing buddies which help you how much grease you have in your bearings, however because they are weighted so heavy on the outside end, the rotation of my boat trailers wheels worked them off. I lost one on my first trip to the lake! Needs to be re-engineered. Had to buy different bearing buddies that were a lighter design that would stay one, which worked. 702819



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One fell off after about twenty miles. Had to return home and put an old set of spring loaded caps on. If you buy perhaps using some adhesive to hold them on would help? My original redeyes never popped out, the grease zerts stripped out. I willprobably redo those. 673426



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I have used this product before and like it very much. The only problem i had is that one came off and i lost it somewhere down the road. I noticed that these ones fit a lot tighter and maybe i won't have that problem again. I am pleased with etrailer's quickness in getting me my product to me. 672790



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Good product no problems! 616216



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I have bought products from e trailer for years...fast reliable service..thanks Dan Hallstrom 607598



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The first set I put on flew off the hub and they were tight so I bought some more they stead on I don't know what went wrong ? first set poor second set Excellent 607533



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The red eye race seals were everything I wanted and then some. Thank you for the follow up ( one year later) how fast time flies. Sincerely, Glen 584381



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Worked well 584351



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I have been using these bearing lubers for yrs. and they work great. I have never had hot bearings or lost a bearing since I've used em. I have three trailers and put these on every one of them. 577512



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Website was very helpful in selecting what I needed. Order process was simple and delivery was actually early! Very satisfied, will make etrailer my normal for trailer needs. 573558



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If all businesses cared about their Customers as etrailer does this would be a better world. 564911



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These fit perfectly, just tapped them in with a block of wood, pumped in the grease and rolled away. I really like that you can tell if you need more grease and it keeps the bearings greased continuously. I'll probably order some for the boat trailer when I have measured the exact diameter. 525333



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Great product. Very easy to install. Filled it with grease and I'm on the road again. 516364



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Easy install 476765



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i had purchased this item already but did not put one bearing on securely and so it came off in my travels. Had to buy set of 2 but only needed one but will nice to have bearing on hand. I liked the fact you can easily put grease on wheel with no extra effort. 437401



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I have used these Red Eye Bearing Protectors for years on other trailers. They do NOT allow grease to sling out like other brands of similar products. 419832



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umm.. these things suck. Stick with the buddys. Leaked grease everywhere first trip. 414681



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finally got a chance to install fits great thanks. 412748


Comments
Holding up great.
tony h - 07/31/2018

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just what I wanted and great shipping. Had new bearing buddies but they leak grease all over my wheels on boat trailer. Had these before and will keep using them from now on/ 404537


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Ask the Experts about this Kodiak Trailer Bearings Races Seals Caps

  • What Would Happen if Kodiak Red Eye Bearing Protectors Were Used in Saltwater
    Saltwater is very corrosive. We did have a guy try these in saltwater and they were destroyed after only around 6 times submerged in it.
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  • How to Install Kodiak Red Eye Trailer Bearing Protectors, # KREB1980AC
    You would install the Kodiak Red Eye bearing protectors, # KREB1980AC, the same way you would install any drive-in style unit. What many people do is take a block of wood, place it on the outboard side of the protector, and use a mallet to drive it in. The wood will distribute the force of the mallet more evenly so it will drive in straight. If it is not straight it could come out when the wheel is turning.
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  • How to Determine the Correct Size Bearing Protectors for a 1985 Ranger Boat Trailer
    With an EZ Lube type of axle, a bearing protector like a Bearing Buddy will not fit. You would need to use a drive-in type of grease cap with a plug in the end to access the zerk fitting on the axle. Take a look at # RG04-040 as an example. We have different size bearing protectors depending on the inside hub bore where they fit. You will need to measure the hub bore with some dial calipers to get the most accurate measurement possible to find the correct ones that fit. They will actually...
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  • Bearing Protector Recommendations For Pop Up Camper
    We do offer a few of the bearing protectors that have a 1.980 diameter. With the limited space you have you can take a measurement and see if one of the protectors we offer will work for you. I have attached a link to those you can check out. The Kodiak Red Eye Bearing Protectors, part # KREB1980AC is 2-3/8 inches, including 3/8 inches that seats in hub The Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors, part # BB1980A is 1-13/16 inches, including 5/16 inches that seats in hub. I have attached...
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  • EZ-Lube Grease Caps for Travel Trailer
    It sounds like your travel trailer may use EZ-Lube spindles that have a grease zerk fitting. We offer several sizes of EZ-Lube grease caps. You can use the link provided to see all, and simply then click on the outer diameter that matches your hubs. If you require the actual bearing protectors themselves you can use the other link provided to search based on your hub's bore diameter and whether or not they are threaded. The filters in the left-hand margin will let you sort the results...
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  • Are the Kodiak Red Eye Bearing Protectors # KREB1980AC Drive In or Thread In
    The Kodiak Red Eye Bearing Protectors, # KREB1980AC, are drive in style bearing protectors. They are not thread in bearing protectors. It looks like there are threads on these bearing protectors, but they are simply raised rings/teeth to provide a secure hold in the hub bore. This bearing protector will fit your Kodiak Disc Brake Assembly, # K1HR35D, and will press into the hub bore.
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  • How to Determined the Correct Size Bearing Protectors for a 1996 Lowe Shorelander Boat Trailer
    There are a couple ways to determine what size bearing protectors will fit on your 1996 Lowe Shorelander boat trailer. The first way is to send me the part numbers of your inner and outer bearings and the grease seal. If it is inconvenient to completely remove the hub and retrieve the bearings and seal part numbers, then you could measure the inside diameter of your hub where the grease cap presses in using a precise measuring tool like a dial caliper. The Kodiak Red Eye Bearing...
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  • How Far do the Kodiak Red Eye Bearing Protectors Need to Be Driven onto the Bearing Housing
    These Kodiak Red Eye Bearing Protectors # KREB1980AC will need to be driven on squarely as far as they will go. There is a tapered inner portion to the protector that when fully installed the outer portion will not allow the bearing protector to go any further.
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  • Will the Kodiak Red Eye Bearing Protectors fit on a 2001 VIP Trailer with Screw In Dust Covers
    The Kodiak Red Eye Bearing Protectors - 1.98 inch Inner Diameter - 1 Pair, item # KREB1980AC, are not thread in style bearing protectors. They have teeth or raised rings around the protector to provide a secure hold in drive in hubs. Normally, the plastic screw in style cap is designed for oil bath, hub and spindle applications so bearing protectors are not used. If you need a new dust cover or grease cap, I will be glad to help, if you can provide me with the inner and outer bearing...
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  • Which Size Bearing Buddies Fits 3.5K Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly AKHD-545-35-EZ-K
    For Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - 3,500-lb E-Z Lube Axles - 10" Diameter - 5 on 4-1/2 Item # AKHD-545-35-EZ-K you will need a 1.98 Bearing Buddy. There are a couple of options. For stainless steel use # BB1980A-SS. For chrome plated you can use # BB1980A. Another option in a different brand is the Kodiak Red Eye bearing protectors # KREB1980AC. They work the same way as the Bearing Buddies. I have included links below to videos on a Bearing Buddy model and a Kodiak model.
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  • Electric Over Hydraulic Disc Brake System for 1997 Eagle Triple Axle Boat Trailer
    Our suppliers don't offer a triple axle disc brake kit, but the next best cost effective option would be to use an existing kit and add to it. Assuming your current hubs use a # L68149 inner bearing, # L44649 outer bearing and a 10-19 seal, part # RG06-050 and a 5 lug on a 4-1/2 inch bolt circle, I'd recommend the following parts. I'd recommend beginning with the Titan Disc Brake Kit and BrakeRite II SD Electric-Hydraulic Actuator, part # T4843700, which includes the plug and play EOH...
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  • Will Bearing Buddies Fit Trailer Hub Assembly for 2K Axles AKIHUB-440-2-1K
    You don't have to have Bearing Buddies for hub # AKIHUB-440-2-1K but you can use them if you want to (as long as the spindle the hubs go onto does NOT have a grease zerk fitting at the very end). You would need 1.98 bearing protectors such as # BB1980A-SS, # BB1980A, or # KREB1980AC. Then to fill the hubs (and bearings) with grease you would use a grease gun such as # L30100 and grease such as # L11399. If you don't want to use bearing protectors you will need to pack the bearings...
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  • Bearing Buddy Bearing Protector Replacement Options
    The Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors, # BB1968SS, are designed to keep grease from exiting and water and dirt from entering. These bearing protectors come with an automatic pressure-relief feature to prevent overfilling. The grease will seep around the piston and into the barrel when it is full. You should not add additional grease once the Bearing Buddy is full to prevent the seal from blowing out. I would also recommend using the Bearing Buddy Grease Seal Set, # BB60002. These seals...
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  • How to Pack Grease in a Hub with a Broken Zerk Fitting on an EZ Lube Spindle
    It sounds like the zerk fitting on your spindle has failed as it is not supposed to go into the spindle. You will want to remove the zerk fitting somehow because it could interfere with the possible solution of using bearing protectors, # KREB1980AC, to pack grease in the hub. As long as the zerk fitting is not in the way/removed then the bearing protectors will work out well for you.
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  • Comparing Bearing Buddy and Kodiak Red Eye Trailer Bearing Protectors
    You can use bearing protectors on a hub with electric brakes. You have to make sure you are using a double lip seal though because a single lip seal is more likely to blow and allow grease to leak out and get all over the hub and brake components. Also, you have to make sure that you do not use too much grease, even with a double lip seal, because of the same possibility of blowing the seal. Based on the numbers you have provided you will likely need a 10-19 seal, # RG06-050 for a pair....
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  • Overall Length of Bearing Protectors in the 1.980 Diameter Size
    I went out to the warehouse and pulled the two different bearing protectors I have in the 1.980 diameter size and measured the overall length. The Kodiak Red Eye Bearing Protectors, part # KREB1980AC is 2-3/8 inches, including 3/8 inches that seats in hub The Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors, part # BB1980A is 1-13/16 inches, including 5/16 inches that seats in hub. I am including a picture of the three bearing protectors with the dimensions shown.
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  • Recommended Solution To Keep Grease Caps Lubricated And To Avoid Caps From Falling Off
    You would need 1.98 bearing protectors such as Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors # BB1980A-SS to fit with the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 2,000-lb Axles - 4 on 4 # AKIHUB-440-2-1K . The purpose of this Bearing Buddy is to first protect your bearings by keeping water out and ensuring there is enough grease in the hub Bearing Buddies are meant to be driven in with a mallet or hammer, not screwed in. As long as the outside diameter of the Bearing Buddy corresponds with the inside diameter...
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  • Bearing Protector with Visual Indicator for Hub Bore of 1.98-Inches
    Yes, if your hub bore measures 1.98-inches the bearing protector kit you want is among those shown on the linked page. We have both Bearing Buddy brand and Kodiak brand protectors to fit your hubs. It sounds like you might prefer the Kodiak protectors # KREB1980AC that have the "red eye" indicators for displaying the internal grease level.
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  • What is the Bore Size of the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 84557UC3
    A 1.98 inch inner diameter bore is pretty common on trailer hubs. If you were to measure the bore diameter of the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly, # 84557UC3, using a dial caliper, you would get 1.96 inches. This hub requires a grease cap with a 1.98 to 1.99 inch diameter. The grease cap that comes with this hub actually measures 1.99 inches. If you are looking for a replacement dust cover, you have many options. For a standard dust cover, you can use part # F001518 or # RG04-020....
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  • Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors for Trailer Hub with 1.98 Hub Bore and L44643 Inner/Outer Bearings
    Based on the inner and outer bearings, L44643, you should need 1.98 bearing protectors. In this size we have several options: Stainless Steel, # BB1980A-SS Chrome Plated, # BB1980A For threaded hubs, # BB1980T-SS Kodiak brand, # KREB1980AC
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  • Bearing Buddies for a Diamond B Trailer with 1.98 Inch Hub Bore
    For a 1.98 hub bore you have several options for bearing protectors. From Bearing Buddy you can use # BB1980A-SS for stainless steel, # BB1980A for chrome-plated, or # BB1980T-SS for stainless if you need a model that threads in. And from Kodiak you could use # KREB1980AC.
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  • Bearing Protectors for Trailer Disc Brake Kit # T4843000
    You will need a 1.980 bearing protector for disc brake kit T4843000. We have some options. You can use # BB1980A-SS for stainless steel, # BB1980A for chrome plated, # KREB1980AC for Kodiak brand which is what comes with the disc brake kit.
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  • How to Select Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors for Hubs on 1989 Braco Enclosed Trailer
    You can determine which size Bearing Buddy bearing protectors you need for the hubs on your 1989 Braco enclosed trailer by measuring the hub bore with a precision caliper like # PTW80157. It is best to measure the hub, not the grease cap, since the hub's dimension will remain steady, while a grease cap could become mis-shapened from the force of removing it from the hub. you need to measure to three decimal places, such as 1.234-inches. Once you know your hub bore diameter you can use...
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