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post #11 of 15 Old 03-14-2019, 08:02 AM
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A while back I came across a tip of using a large bolt that had a slot cut into the end, then wedging with a screw driver to grip the bearing, for removing wheel bearings.
If anyone want to read how to make the 2$ bolt puller, https://www.instructables.com/id/2-M...earing-Puller/
I was going to try making one of my own like this. It would be exactly like the 'real' tool. I found the Motion Pro tool on line for $8 (no shipping fee) and the local hardware wanted $6, plus change and tax, for a 20mm diameter bolt that was the same length as the tool. So I figured it was worth the few cents more to get the proper tool. The tool worked like a charm.

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To follow up on my progress, I bought a long punch tool from Harbor Freight and had both bearings out in less than 5 minutes. Go figure.
The slide tool may be good for other situations but not this.
Thanks for all the responses!
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Properly sized blind bearing puller inserted into the bearing and expanded to make tight using wrenches.

Lay wheel flat rotor side up on a folded towel and quickly jerk the slide hammer up with a lot of force. Like enough force to pick the wheel up. Repeat as needed. Sometimes it takes 4 or 5 pulls to dislodge and/or break the bearing loose. Once it breaks free its much easier to remove it the rest of the way.

When using a slide hammer make sure hands and fingers will not get pinched. Its best right before you go for the gold to slowly slide the hammer up the shaft to verity all fingers and or parts of hands are free and clear of pinch points
My 06 1000 had bearings literally frozen into the races, the slide hammer couldn't even budge them.

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My 06 1000 had bearings literally frozen into the races, the slide hammer couldn't even budge them.
Thats what I'm talking!

I got the new bearings and seal installed in just a few minutes. I had the bearing kit in the freezer for over a week and they were cold! I used a heat gun on the wheel hub and the first bearing literally popped into place and seated without touching it. The other side needed a little more encouragement but not much.
It went so easy that I think I didn't leave any gap. Happened too fast. I'm thinking it will be ok. The spacer was centered and my axle went in fairly easy.
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It is best to turn the bearing inner race with your finger before installing the seals. If they turn freely and smoothly then all is good. If they are not, try again. If your installed wheel turns freely then all should be O.K.
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