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Offline benebob

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Ugh started to replace my front bearings yesterday and  seems my spacer even after working it for and hour or so only moves a mm or so. Not enough to get a pin punch on the bearing lip no matter how hard i try. Any ideas. Anybody else run into this on a cast rim. Spacer is so bitched up now probably needs replaced. Never had this issue on any other bike. Always pushed over a good 1/8” or so and a few wacks all was good

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Re: Front wheel bearings- spacer doesn’t move enough to get at the lip
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2020, 06:34:55 PM »
Something like this might help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWTpRmhKUyY
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Re: Front wheel bearings- spacer doesn’t move enough to get at the lip
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2020, 10:58:11 PM »
I've run into that problem many times. Sometimes I got lucky using a big old screwdriver with a bent sharpened blade to nudge the far end of the spacer sideways, but the last time I gave in and bought a bearing puller which in hindsight, I should have bought it sooner.
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« Last Edit: July 12, 2020, 11:02:24 PM by chuckxc »
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Offline mcinlb

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Re: Front wheel bearings- spacer doesn’t move enough to get at the lip
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2020, 08:37:51 AM »
If you can get hold of a large "Rawbolt" that fits the I.D. of the bearing, expand it to tighten in the bearing and knock out from the other side....

Offline felix

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Re: Front wheel bearings- spacer doesn’t move enough to get at the lip
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2020, 08:00:32 PM »
As above..... rawlebolt is worth a try.... worked for me on many bikes...... alas it wouldn't budge my  tiger bearings.

Bit the bullet and bought a Sealey motorcycle bearing remover kit..... did the job in seconds....

 


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