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Polymer plain bearings from igus® for motorcycles

We show you how robust iglide® bearings help to reduce weight, installation space and costs.
At the same time, the service life can be increased by a factor of 10 in comparison to metal bearings with a PTFE coating (e.g. cylinder eyebolts in shock absorbers).
 
You will perhaps be surprised to find out everything that is possible with high-performance polymers in two-wheel vehicles today.
iglide® bearings

Lower weight, less installation space and reduced costs

Dry running, no external lubrication/maintenance necessary

Minimized degree of noise and vibration

Reduced friction and longer service life

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Our goal for your application is always: "durable bearings - low-cost":
 
Do you want to replace metal sliding and roller bearings and thus benefit from better quality and the potential for improved ratios? We are there to help you in every stage of your product development process with our experience and know-how - free of charge and without any obligation.

iglide diagram  
Motorcycle  


 

Rear swing arms

iglide® P

Suspension fork

iglide® J

Brakes

iglide® H2
iglide® P in rear swing arms  
iglide® J in the suspension fork  
iglide® H2 in brakes  
iglide® P  
iglide® P

The continuous runner at high temperatures
 

Low water absorption

High load capacity

Low-cost

Low wear rates

iglide® J  
iglide® J

The fast-and-slow-motion specialist
 

Low wear with numerous shaft materials

Low coefficients of friction while running dry

Vibration-damping

Good chemical resistance

Best performance with soft shafts

Lowest humidity absorption

iglide® H2  
iglide® H2

Economical high-temperature bearing up to 392°F
 

Usable underwater

Low-cost

Chemical resistant

For high temperatures

Stands

iglide® P210

Throttle valves

iglide® G300

Brake handles

iglide® P
iglide® P210 in stands  
iglide® G300 in throttle valves  
iglide® P in brake handles  
iglide® P210  
iglide® P210

Versatile & rugged
 

Lowest humidity absorption

Extremely wear-resistant, especially at pivoting loads up to 2,901 psi

Versatile: good with many different shaft materials

Good with edge loads

iglide® G  
iglide® G300

The general purpose
 

Maintenance-free, dry operation

High wear-resistance

Insensitive to dirt and dust

Low-cost

iglide® P  
iglide® P

Cost-effective and maintenance-free
 

Low water absorption

High load capacity

Low-cost

Low wear rates

Rear shock absorbers

iglide® J piston rings

Rear shock absorbers

iglide® J

Foot mechanism

igubal® coupling bar
iglide® J piston rings in rear shock absorbers  
iglide® J in rear shock absorbers  
igubal® double joint in foot mechanism  
iglide® J piston rings  
iglide® J piston rings

Easy to assemble
 

Low-cost

More wear-resistant than PTFE-bonds

Higher load capacity

Defined dimensions

Different materials, e.g. iglide® J, J350…

iglide® J  
iglide® J

The fast-and-slow-motion specialist
 

Low wear with numerous shaft materials

Low coefficients of friction while running dry

Vibration-damping

Good chemical resistance

Best performance with soft shafts

Lowest humidity absorption

igubal® coupling bar  
igubal® coupling bar

Maintenance-free, dry operation
 

High stiffening

Very high fatigue strength in varying loads

Fits directly and space-saving

Compensation of edge loads

Insensitive to dirt, dust and lint balls

Corrosion- and chemical-resistant

Front swing arms

iglide® P

Front windscreen

drylin® W

Adjustable front windscreen

igubal® pivoting bearings KGLM
iglide® P in front swing arms  
drylin® W in front windscreen  
igubal® spherical bearing KGLM in adjustable front windscreen  
iglide® P  
iglide® P

The continuous runner at high temperatures
 

Low water absorption

Low-cost

Low wear rates

DryLin® W  
drylin® W

Linear guide for almost unlimited leeway in design
 

High stiffening

Simple installation, maintenance-free

Insensitivity to dirt through dry operation.

Square rail with floating bearing function for installation in a corner

Manually adjustable bearing clearance (optional)

igubal® pivoting bearings KGLM  
igubal® pivoting bearings KGLM

Dimensional series K in metric dimensions
 

Fits directly and space-saving

Compensation of edge loads

Corrosion resistance

High dampening qualities

Excellent vibration dampening

Suitable for rotary, oscillating and axial movements

Foot brake

iglide® J

Front light

igubal® rod end bearings

Footrest

drylin® W
iglide® J in foot brake  
igubal® rod end bearing in front light  
drylin® W in footrest  
iglide® J  
iglide® J

The fast-and-slow-motion specialist
 

Low wear with numerous shaft materials

Low coeffi cients of friction while running dry

Vibration-damping

Good chemical resistance

Best performance with soft shafts

Lowest humidity absorption

igubal® rod end bearings  
igubal® rod end bearings

Maintenance-free, dry operation
 

High stiffening

Very high fatigue strength in varying loads

Fits directly and space-saving

Compensation of edge loads

Insensitive to dirt, dust and lint balls

Corrosion- and chemical-resistant

drylin® W  
drylin® W

Linear guide for almost unlimited leeway in design
 

Simple installation, maintenance-free

Insensitivity to dirt through dry operation.

Low weight and low-noise operation

Square rail with floating bearing function for installation in a corner

Manually adjustable bearing clearance (optional)

Suspension strut with height sensor

igubal® double spherical bearings
igubal® double joint in suspension strut with height sensor  
igubal® Plastic spherical bearing  
igubal® double spherical bearings

Maintenance-free, dry operation
 

High stiffening

Very high fatigue strength in varying loads

Fits directly and space-saving

Insensitive to dirt, dust and lint balls

Corrosion- and chemical-resistant

High dampening qualities

Online tools & useful information regarding iglide® bearings

Related applications in the automotive industry

dry-tech® bearings box

iglide® - the benefits at a glance. Our new dry-tech sample box allows you to quickly find the matching bearing for your application.

dry-tech® bearings box    

iglide® 17 Standard Bearing Materials

iglide® 17 Standard Bearing Materials

iglide® 17 Standard Bearing Materials    

Application examples

Motorcycle front forks

The needle bearings previously used had to be serviced or replaced every few years.

Motorcycle front forks    

Design motorcycle

Robust chainflex® cable CF 9 also withstands adverse weather conditions.

Design motorcycle    
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Test laboratory - quality from igus®

Quality from the igus® experimental lab:

Applications involving high cycle counts, speeds and accelerations or demanding environmental conditions require proven systems providing durable and reliable operation, especially when it comes to energy chains, cables as well as polymer slide bearings and linear systems. igus® conducts tests continuously in the in-house laboratory under real conditions. Every year, we conduct more than 2000 tests on e-chains® and cables, and over 5000 tests on slide bearings . The focus of our tests are tensile strengths and shear forces. Coefficients of friction, wear, driving forces and abrasion under extremely different conditions and speeds. Influence coefficients such as dirt, weathering, low temperature, or impacts and shocks are tested

Testlab