Is their a tapered wheel bearing available for the 700? They would last a lot longer than the standard rollies .
To my knowledge, there is no other different bearing types that works or is swappable.
Why do you think a tapered bearing would last longer? Especially in the application of our ATV's with using the wheel bearing inner races to sandwich the hub on using the axle at a fairly high torque so the hub doesn't fall off.
You can't torque tapered bearings to a high torque like that. That's not how they work. They'll fail at those torque values. Additionally, throw in dirt, mud and water that our ATV's go through, and they'll fail just as fast or faster than any other bearing.
I deal with bearings on a daily basis in my line of work. All the aircraft wheels that I work on have tapered bearings. Even though they are in a constant run of synthetic grease, behind axle seals, operated in clean conditions and are very rarely contaminated, they still fail. And remember, those bearings do not have a lot of mileage on them. It's an aircraft. It goes from hanger to gate, then gate to runway....then reverse. Might put on a couple miles per day, depending on use.
Automotive tapered wheel bearings and tapered trailer bearings do not go through the same dirty conditions as ATV's do, and even these fail on a routine basis. Especially when they are not maintained with fresh regreasing.
And after all that, the factory Koyo bearing has proven to be a very durable and long lasting wheel bearing. Most get thousands upon thousands of miles out of them....and some get more than that.
Cheap bearings like All Balls are garbage. And those fail quickly. But a cheap tapered bearing would yield the same results of quick failure. You get what you pay is very applicable here.
I could be wrong though. Have been wrong many times.