I've been reading a lot of posts regarding the versatility of ABS bearings and non-ABS bearings. I have a situation that throws an extra twist in there, and would like to know if anybody knows of a solution.
I have an '06 Electra Glide (non-ABS), and I bought and OEM take-off from a newer Harley (2010-2011), and it has ABS bearings in it. I thought I could just take the bearings out of my '06 and put them in the newer rim; but I'm finding out that aside from my bike having a 1" axle and the newer bearings having 25mm bearings, the widths of the bearings are also different. I thought I could just turn down the crush sleeve and be alright, but the bearing pocket in the hub of the wheel is too shallow on the left-hand side.
Please let me know if I've explained this well enough to understand, and please let me know if anyone has any helpful suggestions!
I put a 2011 18" air strike wheel on my 2002 using the 9247 1" double row bearings and my 1" axle. I used the 25mm inner spacer sleeve and made 2, 1 1/2"od x 1" id x .780" wide spacers to center the wheel. Installed new 11 1/2" rotors and bolted it on.
Install the primary (shallow bore) bearing first.