You guys know about the idler pulley.
It's down there on the bottom, and it'll die if you get in the mud. It will also give up after about a zillion miles or so of street driving, and that's why I'm messing with this one.
So if you go to the dealer he wants like 40 bucks or so, and Vato zone is less but still too much.
That's horse shit. There's nothing wrong with the pulley. It's the bearing that goes bad.
So here's how you fix that.
Take the pully off of the motor, and drop it on your work bench.
Grab your snap ring pliers and pull that clip out.
Use a drift of some sort and a hammer, and drive the bearing out.
After washing the gunk off, you will be able to see a number on the bearing.
In this case, that number is 6301.
Here's the tricky part. The little girl selling parts at Vatozone won't know how to find a ball bearing. That's WAY too complicated for her.
But at the motorcycle shop, there's a good chance there's somebody that can find you a bearing because it's a normal thing for them.
I got mine out of stock.
Compare the new bearing with the old. If it's the same (And it will be if it's the same number) you're good to go.
This one sells for $8.25. That's the right price for a repair, huh?
Drive the bearing in, using a socket or something. Be careful that you don't crush the seal (The plastic part).
Pop that snap ring back in there and you're good to go.
Put that extra $20 or $30 in your pocket, and go wheeling.