Discussion in 'Wheels' started by kemo, Jul 18, 2009.
When changing wheel bearings is it nesescery to use a tool or can you improvise.
Some of the older ones you could improvise but with the newer bearings, it's best to use the puller to avoid damaging the bearing especially on the ABS bikes.
well ya sort of need the blind puller to but you have to improvise on it the one i bought was a slide hammer and no go.
so i made it into a puller and then got a cheap installer off ebay with the cones to press on the outer bearing race to put it in just like hd's.
total i might have 70$ and 4 mins worth of welding to make my remover
How about some pictures of what you put together
I'd be interested in pics too, I cant see anyway to pull the bearing from a 2006 dyna wideglide w/o a special tool.
I simply use a long drift or punch and ALWAYS put new bearings back in, never re-use the old ones.
i'll try to get pics up shortly
Ive looked at my friends hub and didnt see any way to get a drift or punch to catch unless just start going at the side of the bearing but it being smooth didnt think that work to well. May have to give that a try though.
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