Caged needle bearings in suspension linkage ok?

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I recieved new linkage bearings for a 94 kx 250 that are the correct size. However these bearings are caged as opposed to the non-caged orginals. Can I use the caged bearings without doing harm?
 
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Caged bearings will work fine. They will not do any harm. Some will tell you they prefer the loose type needles because they provide more surface area, but for this application I think the difference is negligible.