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Old 03-15-2019, 03:18 PM
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Default Need help finding this bearing on hornet (american sportworks 3170) please

I need help finding this bearing. It is where the steering wheel shaft goes into the tube and down. I have taken pics from gokartsupply.com, but they are not listed or shown. The first pic I circled where it goes, but its not listed. its also not listed in the 2nd pic where it shows the steering wheel shaft. 3rd and 4th pics are of the bad bearing and the steering wheel shaft.

please help. thanks so much

Edit: could it be #5 in the second picture? gokartsupply describes it as a nylon bushing, but searspartsdirect describes it as a bering…?
Edit 2: on second thought, gokartsrus shows that part as a nylon bushing...and its definitely not what im looking for
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This looks to be what you need.

https://americanlandmaster.com/WebSt...nqriqfeb7s8td0

Here is the breakdown. Scroll to section 4, steering assembly.

https://americanlandmaster.com/pdfs/...nual_14771.pdf

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Looks like you have a needle or roller bearing there and it may not be factory. That bearing isn't shown in the factory parts illustration. Call American Landmaster, they'll hook you up.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:21 PM
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I saw that part earlier while searching, but that is not what mine has. you are correct in that it seems to be a roller bearing...so do you think it originally had a nylon bushing and someone changed it out to a bearing at point? if someone did, they much have gotten very lucky to find the exact diameter to fit over the shaft and into the tube insert.

Ill give them a call.
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This looks to be what you need.

https://americanlandmaster.com/WebSt...nqriqfeb7s8td0

Here is the breakdown. Scroll to section 4, steering assembly.

https://americanlandmaster.com/pdfs/...nual_14771.pdf

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Looks like you have a needle or roller bearing there and it may not be factory. That bearing isn't shown in the factory parts illustration. Call American Landmaster, they'll hook you up.
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i ran into that same issue and couldnt find it via the part number (e.g. not in production) just measure the inner and outer diameter and you can find one online for CHEAP. good luck! sometimes these are called:

cam follower bearing
needle bearing

or some variant of those words.
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does anyone else think that it could be the nylon bushing, or should I keep searching for a bearing? do you think its factory or aftermarket?
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Given the choice, I'd go for a bearing.
Less resistance in the steering system.
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Another option is to rehabilitate the bearing.

If you can pry it out, you might be able to clean it in solvent and further clean it by giving it a, uh, “proctological exam” with your finger wrapped in steel wool, 300-600 grit sandpaper or the like (Scotchbrite pad). Remove as much corrosion as possible, get it shiny and free-rolling, then lube it liberally with a good grease.

You’d be surprised what you can do. Plus this ain’t the Space Shuttle (no need for new parts).
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