Preloved BIkes wrote:
On a more positive note, I recently bought an LTS donor bike with a full BETD bearing kit fitted. The back end is super smooth (unlike the standard squeeky bushes) and there is no lateral play! Well done BETD!
Has anyone else got any alternative suggestions for bringing LTS/STS back ends up to date???
The betd beariung kits are ok, but the big bearings need even more tlc than the std plastic shims cos they arny sealed.
The small horst link etc bearings are pretty much fit and forget though (excepting getting the stupid horst link screws to stay put - I use silicon engine sealant to keep them tight)
The big bearings are also a fair bit narrower than the std bushes so when they start wearing and moving, you get more movement than with the shims
They also give a big clonk when pedalling when they have worn out - far more annoying that the squeak from the trunnion pivot !
'98 GT LTS 1000 XC - owned from new