dog bone bearings

2006 yz 450. Can these bearings be pressed out, or do you use a blind bearing puller? Tried a vise and socket to press them out, but no good. Noticed a very small lip on the back side of the bearing as if there is a shoulder on the inside of the casting.

Edited by Dustbuster
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If you mean the connecting rod arm, the bearings cannot be pressed straight through if I remember correctly.

I put an aluminum rectangular-ish spacer on the inside of the bearing that gets good contact in four spots, and press it out from the other side with a bolt/punch/whatever.

Nope, you'll have to have a blind bearing puller or rig something up to get them out. Can't press them straight through. All other bearings on that bike can be pressed out though.

Thanks guys. That's what I thought.

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