has anybody ever replaced the sealed bearings with cups and cones? if so curious what the part numbers are? tired or replacing stock bearings ever 4 months!
I agree. The spacer between the bearings could be damaged also. If it were me I would get a double row carrier and put Boss Bearing double wide angular contact bearings in it. They are ball bearings that give you some side load capability like a tapered roller.the factory bearings are sealed, if they aren't lasting any more than 4 months you have some other issues such as too tight a chain, axle bent or swingarm crocked in the chassis.
The seals around the axle keep the dirt away from them, they need to be in good shape as well.