Wheel bearing help please.

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by gambler2jake, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. gambler2jake

    gambler2jake Member

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    I have a 91 fxstc. Took the front wheel off for the first time to and wanted to check the bearings. Well the bearings look fine my only concern is all the play in them I can pull the bearing out of the race about a 1/4 to 1/2 before it gets to the oil seal and when I do that I can wiggle and turn the bearing sideways quite a bit. I have never had it apart before so don't know if its the wrong size or the oil seal is wrong just seems like a lot of play and the book don't say a whole lot about it just don't want something to happen cruising down the road please help
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Did the bearing spacer get dis lodged or is it the wrong one?
     
  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Those are two piece conical bearings. They need periodic repacking with grease, and close visual inspection for pitting, etc. The seal is easily pried off with a screwdriver, and needs to be replaced. See att. pichttp://www.ebay.com/itm/HARLEY-WHEEL-BEARINGS-BIG-TWIN-SPORTSTER-WHEEL-BEARING-Replaces-HD-9052-/261191492314?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3cd039e2da&vxp=mtr.
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2013
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I think Captain Jack has got you sussed. Attached is the wheel section of the 1991-1992 Softail Repair manual. I am guessing the spacer is inside the hub somewhere.

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  5. gambler2jake

    gambler2jake Member

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    Thank u for the diagram its in better detail then mine and got it all put back there was just a lot of play cause the spacer and shaft were removed its all good now
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    :D Always like a happy ending