front bearing removle on an '83 aspy


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front bearing removle on an '83 aspy

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:23 am



ok ppl's, here's a new question for ya's.

how do you remove these front wheel bearings from the hub. all that my shop manual shows is how to install them, NOT to remove them. this hub has a sealed bearing on one side and roller bearings on the other side with a solid steel sleeve going thru the center that the axle slides thru. i don't see any cur-clips, retainer clips or anything else holding them in. im using a large 1/2" socket that fits perfectly over the bearings to try and pound the bearings out, but they aren't moving. do i need to have the wheel put in a bearing press to remove them or what.

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Re: front bearing removle on an '83 aspy

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:42 am

The bearings do not pound any further into the hub...
I use a 1/4" steel rod...push it through one bearing an move the spacer off center a little...This allows the rod to catch the inner race of the other bearing...Tap it a few times...move the rod to the other side...tap..tap...it will come out....Then you can remove the spacer and tap out the other side..


Or you could invest bunches of cash on a special bearing puller tool made just for this work....

Yea right...

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Re: front bearing removle on an '83 aspy

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:29 am

Or you could just read the article in the GL1100 How-To section: How to replace your front wheel bearings

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Re: front bearing removle on an '83 aspy

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:58 am

Well yea...ya could do that too. :D

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:02 pm

Virgil, when i looked thru the center of the hub, there was only a steel sleeve that the axle slides thru, if there's a spacer in there, i cant see it..........wingadmin, i'll take a look at that "how-to" article and let ya know what i can do.

thanks guys,

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Re: front bearing removle on an '83 aspy

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:32 pm

Spacer sleeve potatoe....potato....sorry my bad.Same thing.mine would move to the side enough to angle a rod and catch the lip of the bearing.

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Re: front bearing removle on an '83 aspy

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:45 pm

wingadmin, that's a very good "how-to article on how to remove the front wheel bearings. im gonna go out to my garage and see if i can get them out, if not, im going to take it to the bike shop tomorrow morning where they have the knowledge and the right equipment to do this. its probably gonna cost me a lot, but i don't care how much it costs, this has to be done right the first time. i cant take the risk of maybe doing something wrong or not good enough and have this wheel cause me to have an accident or worse, maybe killed. its just not worth the risk.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:01 pm

virgilmobile wrote:Spacer sleeve potatoe....potato....sorry my bad.Same thing.mine would move to the side enough to angle a rod and catch the lip of the bearing.


Virgil, when i pulled the seals out, these bearings are so bad, the unsealed one on the speedo box side which are the old style ball bearings are totally seized up against the race. it wont move at all. its a miracle this wheel didn't break apart while i was riding this bike. either GOD or my mother or both of them must have been watching over me from above. im going to take the wheel to the bike shop in the morning and let them fix it. period.

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Re: front bearing removle on an '83 aspy

Postby roadwanderer2 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:08 pm

wingadmin, there's nothing i can do with these bearings. the ones on the speedo box side, the old style ball bearings are seized to the race. they wont move at all. i had no idea they were this bad.........like i told Virgil, GOD or my mother or both of them were watching me from up above. its a miracle the wheel didn't break apart while i was riding this bike. so, im taking the wheel and the new bearings to the bike shop in the morning and letting them fix it, but im keeping that "how-to" article so i know how to remove the rear bearings should i have to do them in the future.

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Re: front bearing removle on an '83 aspy

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:23 pm

Do the rears in the future?????
Iffin the front ones are that bad,are you positive the rears are in perfect shape?????

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Re: front bearing removle on an '83 aspy

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:53 am

good morning Virgil:

i have no idea of what the rear bearings look like, and honestly, im afraid to look LOL. the next time i remove the rear wheel to put another tire on it,(which wont be too much longer), i'll check them along with the rubber bushings that was also mentioned in the "how-to" section of replacing wheel bearing. i save that info into my "documents" folder so i have it for quick study, and when its time, i'll print it out so i have it right next to me while im doing it.

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Re: front bearing removle on an '83 aspy

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:57 am

You also mentioned that the inner race was seized.Look at the axle where it touches the race to see if there is any damage to it.Replace the axle if its galled or damaged.
Take pictures.We like pictures.

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Re: front bearing removle on an '83 aspy

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:03 am

Virgil, when i pulled the axle and the spacer out, i cleaned them, looked them over real good, and took some emery cloth and went over them. they look to still be in good shape, so im having them put back in with the new bearings and seals. as for taking pictures, the camera i have isn't really good enough for small "close up" pics. they come out all blurry and fuzzy. i need to get a better camera. sorry about that. when i hit the lottery, i'll go out and buy a new one LOL. IF the bike shop tells me they are no good and not to reuse them, i'll order new ones.

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Re: front bearing removle on an '83 aspy

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:30 am

Sounds like you got it under control....good job...
Keep us posted...
I'd much rather read your posts than read about you...be safe.

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Re: front bearing removle on an '83 aspy

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:43 am

thanks Virgil, i really appreciate that. im trying to do the best i can with what i have to work with. its hard being on a fixed income and needing to get everything that needs to be fixed taken care of. i can only do so much each month and i try to figure it into my monthly budget. sometimes i go a little "overboard" (so my wife tells me lol), but the main thing im concerned about with this bike is safety especially when i have her on it with me. if im gonna go down, id rather it happen when im by myself and not with her on it, but id rather that not happen at all...ever. like i said, for the most part, i can do a lot of repairs myself, but this is something that needs to be done correctly the first time without having to worry about, "well, did i do it right" or, "did i do it good enough to where it wont cause me to get hurt or killed while im riding it". i bit the road once 32 years ago, and that image is still stuck in the back of my mind every time i take my bike out, and quite frankly, it scares the hell outta me because i've never had a bike this large before as you can see by my "previously owned" bikes and if i do go down with this one, im afraid i'll never get back up from it. the hell with the bike, that's what insurance is for, i can always get another bike, but me, i cant be replaced. im irreplaceable (according to my wife) :D

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