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    Clarky_two

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    head bearing removal

    Post by Clarky_two on Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:47 pm

    Ive got the head bearings off but am struggling to get the lower one off, Ive heated it up but it wont budge - I dont have a puller, any advice?
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    Taffy300

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    Re: head bearing removal

    Post by Taffy300 on Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:02 pm

    It's gotta be pressed butt. Gotta press the shaft thru the lower clamp.
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    JTM525

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    Re: head bearing removal

    Post by JTM525 on Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:08 pm

    Bigger hammer? Laughing
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    sparks

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    Re: head bearing removal

    Post by sparks on Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:20 pm

    Clarky_two wrote:Ive got the head bearings off but am struggling to get the lower one off, Ive heated it up but it wont budge - I dont have a puller, any advice?


     Cut the outer race first, then part way through inner race, it should knock off then
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    wolfy

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    Re: head bearing removal

    Post by wolfy on Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:24 pm

    sparks wrote:
    Clarky_two wrote:Ive got the head bearings off but am struggling to get the lower one off, Ive heated it up but it wont budge - I dont have a puller, any advice?


     Cut the outer race first, then part way through inner race, it should knock off then

    I had to do that with an angle grinder too! soon popped off then tho.

    curl666

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    Re: head bearing removal

    Post by curl666 on Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:25 pm

    Use a dremel to grind the outer race, remove it along with the ball bearings, carefully grind the inner race to weaken it and a few blows with a sharp chisel it should pop off.
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    Clarky_two

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    Re: head bearing removal

    Post by Clarky_two on Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:41 pm

    cheers guys - will get the dremel on it tomorow eve now
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    crm250dude

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    Re: head bearing removal

    Post by crm250dude on Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:06 pm

    i need to do mine - i'll bring it over once you're finished and all trained up Very Happy
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    OWEN450X

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    Re: head bearing removal

    Post by OWEN450X on Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:19 pm

    dude is your 'Head bearing worn out'  scratch  what about your bikes lol!  smiler  lol!
    (you still happy with your new van ?????)
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    crm250dude

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    Re: head bearing removal

    Post by crm250dude on Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:26 pm

    OWEN450X wrote:dude is your 'Head bearing worn out'  scratch  what about your bikes lol!  smiler  lol!
    (you still happy with your new van ?????)

    my head bearing was knackered back in the summer of 88 Wink

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