Lately I’m driving my heavily modded XR10 more often and longer and I’m suffering some mechanical failures.
Here is what happened to my front axle during a competition last Sunday:
The 5×8 ball bearing is destroyed and both gears lost some teeth.
I know I can upgrade to machined gears which are supposed to be much more robust, but for the moment I replaced them with spare stock ones and put in one of the following oilite bushings.
I would like to hear your opinion: are these failures the consequence of normal wear ? Do you think the only way to
regain reliability is to upgrade to machined gears and Ace Racing ball bearings ? Where should I check for excessive play ?
Should I drive more respectful of mechanical limits ?
According to what I have read here the 5×8 ball bearings have proven to be very fragile. Maybe the lost teeth on gears is a consequence of the broken ball bearing.
Waiting for advises…