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Went out and got a new tool today

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:16 pm



I wanted a new tool so I used my 20% off coupon and bought this bearing puller from the Harbor freight place [cheap I know] but somethings are ok.. I tried this out on a extra rim I have... Wow man, makes your job sweat free.....No more beating or modifying bolts to fit, I always liked slide hammers, besides I wanta do my vehicles too....
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Re: Went out and got a new tool today

Postby bustedwing » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:31 pm

This is one of the most versatile tools in any toolbox. Saves time and damage to other tools and parts that can easily be replaced with this tool but hard otherwise. Good selection.
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Re: Went out and got a new tool today

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:14 am

How wide a bearing (inner diameter) will it pull? I wonder if it would pull the steering stem bearings, those can be a bear to tap out.

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Re: Went out and got a new tool today

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:16 am

According to the manual thingy, it's 1", 1-1/4" for collet size, and the depth is 2" Max, I'm not sure of the opening on the stem bearings

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Re: Went out and got a new tool today

Postby MikeB » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:23 am

The tool works great with the front wheel bearings. I haven't tried replacing t the rear bearings with the tool yet.
Warm the bearing well circumference with a MAP gas torch or an OXY/Acetylene rosebud to slightly expand the well. Works every time. Just don't use too much heat, especially if you have powder coated wheels.
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Re: Went out and got a new tool today

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:24 am

MikeB wrote:The tool works great with the front wheel bearings. I haven't tried replacing t the rear bearings with the tool yet.
Warm the bearing well circumference with a MAP gas torch or an OXY/Acetylene rosebud to slightly expand the well. Works every time. Just don't use too much heat, especially if you have powder coated wheels.


An electric heat gun also works well for this.

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Re: Went out and got a new tool today

Postby moneypit » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:48 am

Hey guys my 83 has 80k on it I hear you talking about changing wheel bearings my question is at what mileage should they be changed or wait until there is play in the wheel, just wondering thanx.

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Re: Went out and got a new tool today

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:27 am

I don't know the answer to that question but, I make my own rules, I change out my timing belts every two or 3 years or every 40k which ever comes first. Bearings should be good for a long time but I'd change them every 70k just to be safe..I also carry extra cables, [throttle and clutch]...

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Re: Went out and got a new tool today

Postby MikeB » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:33 am

It's pretty much your call on the bearings and seals. Quality made bearings will last a long time. Chinese bearings might last one season.
Check them whenever you have the wheel off the axle. The rest of the time, listen for changes in sound whenever the wheels are rolling or you are rolling the wheel around to check for tire pressure and wear.
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Re: Went out and got a new tool today

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:16 am

I like to change mine at around 50-60K, and I generally use a quality replacement like Timken (All-Balls are good as well). That said, I figured my GL1500 wheel bearings would be good for another season two years ago, and deferred them until the following winter maintenance period. But they didn't make it, and I had to replace them mid-season, with about 55,000 miles on them.







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