XR650R Wheel Bearing Removal Tips


8 replies to this topic
  • jond8

Posted May 01, 2006 - 02:46 PM

#1

I am gearing up to replace the seized wheel bearings in my pigs rear hub... found this little gem somewhere floating in the online:

http://www.vjmc.org/...ps/bearings.htm

:crazy:

Cheers,

Jon

  • motomonte

Posted May 01, 2006 - 02:52 PM

#2

The concept sounds good,it should do the same job as an expanding collet that is used for that very same job. :crazy:

  • jond8

Posted May 01, 2006 - 03:09 PM

#3

where can we find this expanding mandrel? Is is the 85$ jobby that Honda sells?

  • motomonte

Posted May 01, 2006 - 03:23 PM

#4

You should try a hardware store where they sell drills taps and shop equipment,they usually come as sets of different sizes tough you could get them individually,most surelly they will cost less than a factory (honda) unit.If you cant find it locally try McMaster Carr or Grainger.

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  • qadsan

Posted May 01, 2006 - 03:59 PM

#5

That's a great tip!

I've banged out wheel bearings plenty of times with a sharp edged drift, but it got to the point where I needed a better solution, so I bought some pilot bearing pullers and modified them to fit various bearing applications for quick and simple removal. I modified my pilot bearing puller to work with a slide hammer (turning it into a 'Blind Bearing Puller'), so it's simply a matter of getting the jaws locked onto the inside edges of the bearing and giving it a few whacks with the slide and out they come :crazy:

  • jond8

Posted May 01, 2006 - 04:01 PM

#6

another good one:

http://www.4strokes....osse/wbremover/

  • motomonte

Posted May 01, 2006 - 05:29 PM

#7

another good one:

http://www.4strokes....osse/wbremover/

thats what im talkin about, see the price?way cheaper waaaay easier,it pays for itself the first time you use it. :crazy:

  • jond8

Posted May 03, 2006 - 10:23 AM

#8

Well, finally got my bearings out... had to weld a piece of rod to the large bearing and use a press to get it out.. it was galled/rusted into place... Then I was able to reach through and press out the small bearing

Anybody have an opinion on not re-installing that damn sleeve between the bearings? Seems like this might make the next bearing replacement much easier....

  • motomonte

Posted May 04, 2006 - 04:28 AM

#9

Jond that sleeve acts as a spacer to keep the bearings from moving inwards when you tighten your wheels,it also prevents them from being crushed by the torque.





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