i've used this from harbor freight to change bearings on about 6 motorcycle wheels now. works pretty good. seems to be sturdy enough. i did a few with punches and stuff from the other side. this works better. Blind Hole Bearing Puller - Needle Bearing Puller
Haa, refrigerate em - I'll do that, it sounds like an excellent idea - I was gonna buy a bearing puller kit, but lotsa fella's suggest using tools - the extension bit sounds interesting - I'll take a look at drift punches too - if they don't work, I'll def buy the puller kit.
The '02 is sitting being renovated, so I can play with it -