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Well not a fan of these plastic Kodiak dust caps. Not having oil bath bearings, but disc brakes a metal dust cap would be nice. My issue is I had a slow leak in a tire, took it off to be repaired. Thought while I had that tire off I would remove the caliper, and hub, and check what size grease seals I have, and get a set ordered for the future when I do the bearings . Anyway when I screwed off that cap, part of the threads were broke off ,and still in the hub. I don't know if when I took off the tire if I hit the edge of the cap or not, but I can see I have to be careful taking the tires off with those plastic caps. I am wondering if they have a screw on metal cap, I certainly don't need to see anything ,not having oil bath bearings . I got a couple replacements coming ,but something better would be nice.

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There was a series of those caps being defective. I had all four of mine break and MORryde sent me clear replacements. Haven't had a broken one since.


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Michelle.S wrote:

There was a series of those caps being defective. I had all four of mine break and MORryde sent me clear replacements. Haven't had a broken one since.


Thanks.They are nearly 5 years old , I ordered what I’m hoping is the right ones , they are a dexter part , the thread diameter matches the Kodiak brand I have . They were on Amazon and came in a pair . They have free return , so I can send them back . Redline also has one that matches mine . All the dimensions on that one matched mine . Dexter just gave thread dia , but came as a pair and a little less expensive.

Kind of silly they even put those type caps on .

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Take a look here:

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Fulltimer50 wrote:

Take a look here:

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I gave a few opinions on that link.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Fulltimer50 wrote:

Take a look here:

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I gave a few opinions on that link.


Those caps are a little over the top on price for a dust cap, I'll stick with the plastic . I see the need for the clear plastic , just don't get why they still use them on my type of disc brake conversion .

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My dad did a disk conversion. He could have used grease but went gear lube instead as that’s what the caps are intended for.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

My dad did a disk conversion. He could have used grease but went gear lube instead as that’s what the caps are intended for.


What does it take to go oil bath , I would think a different rear seal for one ?? Is the bearings ,and all that the same ??

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