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General Forum -> Motorcycle Wheel Bearings
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2013-08-22 22:26:18
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So I've never done wheel bearings before. I'm trying to help a friend with a Ninja 500R front wheel which has two bearings and a spacer. I've removed the seals and circlips and attempted to follow the directions in the Clymer manual and online which say to use a drift and push the spacer a bit to the side and then tap the bearing out from the opposite side of the wheel.

No matter how much I push the spacer aside I can't get a good bite on the bearing to push it out.

One suggestion online was to heat the wheel since alloy expands faster than steel but that also didn't help.

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Here's some info I found online.;topic=...
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