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post #1 of 9 Old 03-11-2016, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I replaced my rear bearings at 35/6k the bike is now pushing 50k so I want to do the fronts before they fail. Any one have tips for removal a hammer and punch/screwdriver isn't seeming to work.

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Check your local auto parts stores and see if you can borrow/rent a blind bearing puller.

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I use a long 3/8" extension. Hit it around instead of one spot. There isn't much of a lip in there. Eventually it'll come out. The second side is much easier.

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I use a long 3/8" extension. Hit it around instead of one spot. There isn't much of a lip in there. Eventually it'll come out. The second side is much easier.
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Hahaha auto zone rented me a puller $160 get it all back when I bring it back we'll see how it works

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post #7 of 9 Old 03-12-2016, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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Worked like a charm definitely need to purchase my own in the future

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Worked like a charm definitely need to purchase my own in the future
They do work great but you need to pull a lot of bearings to make it worth while.
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post #9 of 9 Old 03-17-2016, 11:26 AM
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I bought a blind bearing puller on eBay for cheap. I've done front and rear wheel bearings and steering stem bearings with it. It's definitely not a mechanic's grade tool, but for the few times that I'll need to change out bearings, it sure saved me a lot of headache.

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