1983, socket sizes for driving in rear bearings


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1983, socket sizes for driving in rear bearings

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Following the article on this site, I drove in my front bearings with a 1 1/4" socket no problem. Need to do rear bearings (two sizes, both different and slightly larger than the front) and not sure what sizes of sockets to get. For the front, took the bearings to Home Depot and found the right size. But seems like they don't carry anything in-store above 1 1/4", so I will have to order sockets for the rear bearings online. Anyone done this and have the correct socket sizes for both sides on the rear wheel (1983, in case they are different sizes between years)?


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Re: 1983, socket sizes for driving in rear bearings

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Something like this will usually cover the popular sizes.
www.harborfreight.com/bearing-race-and- ... 63261.html



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Re: 1983, socket sizes for driving in rear bearings

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Thanks, but for now I just need it for this bike. So, would rather spend 10 or 15 bucks on the sockets rather than 40 bucks on a kit.
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Re: 1983, socket sizes for driving in rear bearings

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I just measured some 1/2" drive sockets. The two I have that would fit are 1-5/16 for the 47mm bearing and 1-7/16 for the 52mm bearing. Those are standard chrome sockets but the OD does vary between brands. I don't have any Husky brand, but those another import brand. YMMV
In Snap-On an 1-3/8 will do the small one, and 1-1/2 will do the big one, as they have thinner walls than the import tools.
Impact sockets will be larger but mine are in storage so I can't measure them at the moment. Same with my larger metric stuff.
Another place to look is to take a walk through the plumbing aisle. You can often find a fitting or pipe nipple that will make a good bearing driver. Even PVC will work for you.
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Re: 1983, socket sizes for driving in rear bearings

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Thanks! Great info. I may just need to order a few different sizes of Husky sockets from Home Depot, have them delivered to the store and then return the ones that don't fit. It's annoying that they don't carry anything in-store above 1 1/4".
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Good call on the PVC! The pipe I bought to use as a fork seal driver is perfect for the bigger rear bearing.
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Re: 1983, socket sizes for driving in rear bearings

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Sockets are just something a person tends to have around which is why they're used. As has already been mentioned, a piece of pipe works too, think of the concept of a stiff material of the proper diameter instead of a particular item, you could even wittle down a piece of scrap 2x4.
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Lowes Stores sells Husky.


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