Removing bearing seals


3 replies to this topic
  • feti

Posted May 15, 2006 - 06:54 AM

#1

Edit: This is an '06 YZ450F

I took off my rear wheel the other night to check the amount of grease in the bearings, in order to regrease properly if needed, and I couldn't get the seals off without what would have been bending and tearing.

Do I need a special tool to remove the seal or is a flathead screwdriver ok to use?

  • grayracer513

Posted May 15, 2006 - 07:52 AM

#2

Anything that contacts and applies pressure to the lip of the seal has to be avoided unless it requires very little effort to remove them. If you want to reuse them, a flat bladed tool bent at a right angle that can reach under the seal lip and pry against another part of the seal will work. You can also sometimes work the seal out by using a small screwdriver and prying around the outside of the seal pocket. Otherwise, plan to replace them.

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  • feti

Posted May 15, 2006 - 07:58 AM

#3

Thanks for the response. Since it obviously doesn't make sense to want to replace the seals very often, how often should I check front and rear axels for wear/grease levels?

  • Chas_M

Posted May 15, 2006 - 08:06 AM

#4

Thanks for the response. Since it obviously doesn't make sense to want to replace the seals very often, how often should I check front and rear axels for wear/grease levels?


I recommend doing this just one time, to ensure that there is an adequate amount of grease in the bearings. :ride:





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