Removing MC Wheel Bearings (How To Inside)

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Removing MC Wheel Bearings (How To Inside)

Post by ZX10 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:05 pm

Ok some of u guys always ask how to remove bearings from wheels so i thought i would throw some pics together with a little description of whats going on and were to get the correct tool to do it.
so heres were you can get what u need or google it for a better price.
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ok so heres the tool
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Wheel Bearing on both sides with sleeve in center (sportbike)
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Place the collet in the bearing so that the split is inside the wheel bearing.
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A look from the other side of wheel..
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If the collet does not go all the way in the bearing tap with hammer until all the way in.
now to insert the driver into the bearing
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once you get the driver and collet aligned so they fit into one another hit the driver with hammer while on solid ground (i use a block of wood) to set the driver in the collet this opens the collet and grabs the bearing. Now elevate the wheel so the bearing can come out once u start hitting the driver. ( i use a old tire)
after a few hits it should be moving
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a few more hits and she's out
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now to repeat for the other side.
there u have 2 bearings and sleeve and a wheel ready to coat.
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This takes about 5 minutes guys and i charge $20 to remove front and rear.
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Post by LarryH » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:34 pm

Thanks for sharing Herb! Sweet tool, I'm going to have to get one.
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Post by SCOTTRODS » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:39 pm

There's a Beautiful "how to" for everyone. Great pictures too. I hope they stay on here for a very long time.

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Post by Harleydad » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:07 pm

SCOTTRODS wrote:There's a Beautiful "how to" for everyone. Great pictures too. I hope they stay on here for a very long time.

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Post by nixlux » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:53 am

Thats a top tip Herb :D
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Post by bikerdad46 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:13 am

Thanks ZX10
Good tip and pics to explain the removal.
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Post by Cindy » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:05 am

Fantastic info Herb & Thanks for sharing :D
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Post by ZX10 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:54 am

No problem :) glad to help out!!

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Post by Wiseguyz » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:26 pm

Nice writeup. Using this method, are the bearings re-usable (say you're doing a brand new bike) or would you still recommend replacing them after driving them out like that, since the collet expands inside the bearing collar?

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Post by ZX10 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:52 pm

Wiseguyz wrote:Nice writeup. Using this method, are the bearings re-usable (say you're doing a brand new bike) or would you still recommend replacing them after driving them out like that, since the collet expands inside the bearing collar?
Thanks Dan, No there are not re-usable with this or any other method, from what i understand is that any impact to the bearing housing sends a micro wave that makes the bearings hit each other and therefore causing very small scratches and dents on the bearing surface making it a risk. Now have i re-used bearings? Yes,but in my own bike, I had no problem but have since replaced with new. And i recommend every body to replace there bearings as its only $80 for the kit front and rear.(sport bikes anyhow) I order mine through my local shop i do parts for so i actually make money on ordering the new bearings (as i pay cost for them) and putting them back in.

Also if u guys want i can post up how to put the bearings back in, i just use a bearing/race driver set i got from EW a few years ago.
Also i know some of u guys may have looked at the swingarm bearing remover Don't waste your time/$$$ it wont work.

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