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My dealer says i need new carrier bearings for my 08 outlaw irs but says it cheaper for them to just replace the whole carrier assembly then just the bearings with labor time. Whats the best way to test if i really do need them? I dont have any clicking noise in the rear end
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If the bearings are shot, you've got a trustworthy dealer that has a head on their shoulders.

Grab the sprocket and brake rotor on the rear of the machine.  Try to twist them as if there was a pivot on the ground directly below the carrier.  If they have excessive movement, they're shot.

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Yep.  Considering labor it is cheaper to replace the whole carrier assembly, plus you would get new carrier components as well.  On the flip side if you replace the bearings, you may be able to ask your shop to install higher quality bearings than the stock units.  But if you went this far on the stock bearings I'd say you're doing ok and just have them replace the whole assembly.
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Agreed, replace the entire assembly. They are half the price they use to be and it is a job you can do yourself.  If your still on your stock chain and sprockets you might as well replace them while you have it apart.
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Ok will try that thanks will it do any more damage to anything if i continue to ride it for a while first
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I wouldn't.  If you throw the chain due to the excessive movement you could cause case damage.  Of course that is probably worst case scenario.
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I tried to twist it barely any play it moves just a few centimeters maybe
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If your comfortable with it, go for it.  I would watch it closely though.
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A few centimeters?  That's a lot!  It should maybe move 5mm tops.
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2.54cm=1in. The rear end is complain for a reason. It's good to hear your shop wasn't trying to rack up hours on you. My carrier has clicked for months at a time before I replaced the bearings. I checked constantly for movement. It is still a risk. It also failed the same day it clicked threw the chain and snapped some case off. I was lucky it didn't go through
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Yea i meant a few mm its no where close to a inch
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