Driven flange stuck


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Bobsiler
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Driven flange stuck

Postby Bobsiler » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:38 pm



I have the rear completely apart to do the u joint, tire and was going to do the wheel bearings. The driven flange will not budge. I have an '88 1500 with a 6 pin flange. I tried gently prying on the flange with a large screw driver and can't get it to come loose. I already put a ding in the edge if the rim that i fixed but am afraid to go any further with it. The wheel bearings actually feel decent. The bike has 63,500. Any tips?
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Bluewaterhooker0
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Re: Driven flange stuck

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:53 pm

The drive pins are inserted into steel sleeves, as I recall. The fitment tolerances are VERY tight. It will probably only come out with equal pressure on both sides simultaneously. If there is any 'angled' or uneven pressure it will bind up. All I can suggest it prying with equal pressure on any 2 opposing sides, and just work it until it starts to move. Yours looks clean as a whistle, so it seems unlikely that corrosion is playing a part. Hope that helps.

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Re: Driven flange stuck

Postby Dusty Boots » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:01 am

Since your's is a 88 and the pins on the driven flange need to be greased, Spray some WD40, or other lube into the pins area 1st, then try tapping the nuts on the driven flange with a hammer, or dead blow mallet to try and loosen it up somewhat and then try gently prying it up/out as described above. Repeat if necessary.
If you bearings feel good, let them be.
I have just under 300,000 km (187,500 mi) on my original rear wheel bearings and they are fine yet.
I did replace my original front wheel bearings @ 238,785 km (149,240 mi)

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Re: Driven flange stuck

Postby ekvh » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:55 pm

On my 1000's, you can remove two studs that hold the brake rotor on, and use a punch to tap and push from the other side. I am not sure if that will work on 1500's,

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Re: Driven flange stuck

Postby Bobsiler » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:01 pm

Dusty Boots wrote:Since your's is a 88 and the pins on the driven flange need to be greased, Spray some WD40, or other lube into the pins area 1st, then try tapping the nuts on the driven flange with a hammer, or dead blow mallet to try and loosen it up somewhat and then try gently prying it up/out as described above. Repeat if necessary.
If you bearings feel good, let them be.
I have just under 300,000 km (187,500 mi) on my original rear wheel bearings and they are fine yet.
I did replace my original front wheel bearings @ 238,785 km (149,240 mi)


I went out and sprayed some PB BLASTER on them after posting this. Not sure why i didn't think if it to begin with. Tired i guess. Let it sit overnight and popped it right out today.Had a new tire mounted today. I'll change the bearings this weekend and put it back together.
Thanks!

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Re: Driven flange stuck

Postby Dusty Boots » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:31 am

Unless you feel any notchiness/irregularities in the bearings, I'd leave them be, as they're good for many tens of thousands of miles! (unless you direct the spray from a pressure washer at them)
If you do decide to remove them, a blind bearing puller makes the job easier.
Just make sure you take note which size bearing comes out of each side!!

Dusty




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