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So, the adjustment is a tad tight... back it off 1/4 turn and ride it.
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1/4 turn is a significant amount for this adjustment. I am going with 1/8 turn steps until I land the sweet spot, then I will measure it. As I have said, I bet it's more than 1/2".
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Bearing. Put the upgrade in

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7200B.

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OK. Fine. I will replace what I think is a still fine working original bearing with 5K on it with the upgrade. If it proves me wrong and makes my issue go away or improve, then great.

FAG 7200-B-JP with higher temp rating, or FAG 7200-B-TVP with polymer glass cage and lower temp rating?
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OK. Fine. I will replace what I think is a still fine working original bearing with 5K on it with the upgrade. If it proves me wrong and makes my issue go away or improve, then great.

FAG 7200-B-JP with higher temp rating, or FAG 7200-B-TVP with polymer glass cage and lower temp rating?
it's also 27 years old.
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"it's also 27 years old."

I don't see what difference that makes for a low mileage bearing that inspects well. But, I will replace it anyway, if only to resolve this aspect of the conversation.
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"Inspects well"... what parameters are you using/comparing, the difference between the "old" and new?
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Hell, I don't know... Taking it out, cleaning, and going by feel the way I was taught 50 years ago.

Does this bearing feel bad? How much play? Is it smooth?

It's not that hard to tell if a bearing is bad or not.
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