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sirthumpalot

wheel bearing question

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Since I still have a broken tank :) I had some time to work on the bike this weekend. I removed the frong wheel bearings to regrease them and I could not find a way to get them out without tapping on the inner race. Does anyone know how to get them out without hitting the inner race?

PS-> I Used one of those $3 bearing greasers from the parts store (two cones with a zerk in the middle) and wow that thing works great! I very highly recommend them!

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bearing puller? that may work if you are careful... but may destroy the bearings.

All it is is a handle with a kind of mishaped triangle on the end. You put one end under the bearing, and the other end acts as leverage on the other side of the bearing. Worked like a charm when I took my rear bearings out.

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Sirthump, you might just want to change them out. I re-greased mine and I got about another 4 rides out of them, then noticed I had a good 3/8" of wobble in the front wheel. I swapped them. If you have a bearing house nearby, you'll be able to save yourself a ton of money on the bearings. Its a standard bearing, and the number is on the stocker. I think I paid 12 bucks each from rocky, then found them for $3.50 at a bearing house by accident. There should be a 4 digit number on the bearing. Check it out.

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Ditto With Shawn, no reason to by OEM you can get case harden for 1/3 the price at a bearing house saving big bucks

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Thanks guys, I'll keep and eye on it to be sure they don't get loose. They had some (very little) grease on them when I removed them but I had some spare time and figured I may as well grease them now and forget about it for a while, I just hope I didn't hurt them while removing them.

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Coyote the wheel bearings are sealed replacable units. You remove the whole thing and throw it at the nearest greenpeace supporter. Dont worry about the dumbass moving, he'll be hugging a tree and will never know whats happening. :)

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