I did get the front wheel bearings out and am in the process of replacing. I got the shims from Duane and, following the instructions, shimmed the bearing stack to the point where the bearings turn freely but there is no play in the axel. The thing is that I used almost .010" in shims to do it. The old (I assume factory original) set up had the bearings loaded to the point where I could feel substantial resistance when turning the axel. The old bearings showed wear consistent with too much preload (there was actually a chart on the wall in the bearing shop with pictures) Has anyone else gone through this set up and if so, is this experience typical? The rear wheel needed no shimming, it tightened up just fine and spins freely.