Front wheel bearings


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Front wheel bearings

Postby dodge » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:40 pm



Anyone have another idea for removal of the front wheel bearings on a 1982 GL1100 Standard? I have tried the split bolt thing and it worked on the rear bearings. The fronts however are proving to be a bit more cantankerous. I really don't want to cut them out with a Dremmel tool but looks like that's whats left to try. ny help out there?



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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby robertdawber » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:50 pm

I went to Autozone and they have a free loan program (so does Pep Boys, O'Reilly, Advanced Auto, etc.) they had a blind hole puller. worked great.

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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:57 pm

I just bought mine...

If you have to heat anything only heat around the bearing not the bearing,, it should come out without heat,, hit it with PB blaster an hour before you pull it.. I wish I knew Autozone had that in their program...lol Oh well... :shock:

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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby Big Blue UK » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:54 pm

My favourite 'gone in 60 seconds' method, effortless no matter how cantankerous the bearing, do not have to lie the wheel down or lift it off the ground, just rest it against the wall or even your legs. Drawback is you have to have a welder, or know someone who has.
In the pic, although I said "weld the nut", I tagged the head of a bolt to the bearing collar, because I had no nuts at the time. What I do usually is use a bolt with the head cut off, screw on a nut and tag the nut to the bearing collar, when the bearing is out I just unscrew the nut from the bolt shaft and it is ready to be used again, keep several nuts on it for a re useable bearing remover for less than a quid.

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sempai posted about a slide hammer type bearing puller that must be good, I have never used one myself, I only remove bearings that need replacing,
If at first you don't succeed, hide the evidence.

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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby Big Blue UK » Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:25 am

robertdawber wrote:I went to Autozone and they have a free loan program (so does Pep Boys, O'Reilly, Advanced Auto, etc.) they had a blind hole puller. worked great.


How cool is that, the only free loan programs I have ever known in the UK is a company called 'a mate' :)
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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:35 am

I have used their pulley pullers before and other special tools, you leave a deposit I think, and when you take the tool back you get your deposit back...At least that's how they used to do it,, I haven't needed to get a tool lately so things may have changed....

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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby dodge » Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:50 pm

Got the bearings out today. Finally got inner sleeve to move a bit and I finally got an edge on one of the bearings. It came easily after it move a couple of silly MM's. Other was a cinch the then thanks for the suggestions.

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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:32 pm

I originally tried a slide hammer bearing puller on my GL1100 wheel bearings and succeeded only in breaking the claws of the slide hammer.

When using the split bolt method, I found that when it was stiff, I REALLY had to ram the wedge into it - I would set the wheel on the ground so that the bolt head was on concrete, then use a 5 lb sledge hammer to ram the wedge (screwdriver) into the slot - several whacks. I'd then use the same sledge to hit the bolt head, to try to jar the bearing loose.

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Re: Front wheel bearings

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:23 pm

Those suckers must have really been in there mine came right out with the slide hammer tool..... Wow




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