Changing bearings in your Evolution 26 GT II
|Generally speaking, the bearings in your Evolution 26 GT are high quality and
shouldn't ever need to be replaced. However, those occasional lean runs do wear out
bearings eventually. Or you may want to upgrade to a faster, and smoother bearing just to
make your 26 run a little better. That's what I did. I purchased Boca Lightening
Series Ceramic Bearings.
I will walk you through the entire disassembly, replacement, and re-assembly of your engine.
Your Evolution 26 GT requires:
1 each 10x26x8mm or called a 6000
With this information you can specify the type and configuration of bearing you want.
Let's begin with Supplies are NEEDED:
3mm Allen Wrench for Head & Backplate bolts
First, clean your engine with Disc Brake Cleaner BEFORE you disassemble.
Remove the HEAD & BACKPLATE with the 3mm Wrench
Remove all other components leaving only a basic CRANKCASE.