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post #1 of 10 Old 07-08-2013, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel Bearing Tools

Just upgraded to an 07 919, so I wanna fix-up the 02 and sell it. In the process, upgrade my mechanical knowledge, skills and toolkit.

I wanna change the wheel bearings. Maybe the steering head bearing and possibly the spring arm bearing.

What special tools can you suggest for this job - I have the sockets needed, but wonder about particulars, like special sockets or socket extension tools, funny spanners, items to remove and replace the sockets with, and any other such tools you've found to be helpful.

I'm just gonna go with OEM sockets to keep it simple. I wanna sell a good condition bike.

My key concern, however, is to learn how to do this job properly.


My 07 has 2k miles on it, and I want it to last 5 - 7 years cause I've just gotten into a mortgage and don't want too may mechanical expenses during that time, so I can focus my salary on the mortgage.

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I have only done wheel bearings

I used one of these to get the old one out

Posse WHEEL BEARING REMOVER SET

And one of these for driving the new one in. You can use a big socket too, just make sure you are only banging on the outer race to drive it in

Posse BEARING RACE AND SEAL DRIVER

Quick vid of knocking the old one out and driving in the new one

YouTube - ‪Bearing Replacement‬‏

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Just downgraded to an 07 919, so I wanna fix-up the 02 and sell it. In the process, upgrade my mechanical knowledge, skills and toolkit.
Fixed for you.

Also, why fix something that isn't broken? Its a 919 for crying out loud. Go ride the damn thing.

Or in your case, sell it.

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I have to remove the wheel bearings to get powdercoated. While I'm confident I can properly install them after the fact, I do not have the removal tool. So I'll just drop them off at the motorcycle shop to get removed if they don't charge too much.

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Wheel bearing, never use any special tools. Screwdriver and BFH to get old one out (you can bang on inner race at this point), large socket (outer race diameter) to set one in. Sure tool is nice if you are doing it for a living.

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Your best tools are physics. Throw a chunk of ice on the bearing for ten minutes before knocking it out.

Hair dryer or heat gun (carefully) on the rim before dropping in the bearing that's been sitting in the freezer for two hours.

Works every time. Last one only took three hits with a hammer before it seated in the wheel.

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Hey Wes, disregard my email.

What year f3 and 900rr wheel bearings should I shop for?
I think I read 96-98 on the rear wheel.

Thanks

(Edit: oh and I used canned air, turned upside down, to freeze the old bearings)

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Just did mine with a long shank drift punch and a hammer, not really that hard


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Hey Wes, disregard my email.

What year f3 and 900rr wheel bearings should I shop for?
I think I read 96-98 on the rear wheel.

Thanks

(Edit: oh and I used canned air, turned upside down, to freeze the old bearings)
The canned air works great, too, but ice is cheap

Knock the bearings out, you'll see a part number on the outer race. Just g00gl3 that and you'll know what you need. I think any F3 bearing should fit the front, and those years sound correct on the rear. But double check the bearing # to be sure. I'd look it up but it's late and I need to be in to work in 4 hours.

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Fixed for you.

Also, why fix something that isn't broken? Its a 919 for crying out loud. Go ride the damn thing.

Or in your case, sell it.
[magic translator] I don't know anything about what you asked [/magic translator]

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