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Offline TexRex

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Rear Wheel Bearings
« on: March 28, 2017, 06:45:20 AM »
So I'm not having any luck pushing the floating spacer out of the way on my '76 rear wheel. I've done it before successfully with a '77 wheel, but that was many years ago...
Any tips or ideas? Off to the machine shop?
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 02:59:22 AM »
Lots of patience. Lots of lube. I think the last one that fought me I soaked in PB Blaster for close to a week and it was still a pain. Is it the bearing that's not moving? I know that those spacers don't leave a lot of room to get a punch on the lip of the bearings to get them out. If you do take it to a shop, just make sure they know to cover/support the wheel and not sit it directly on something metal or else you'll be picking up a scratched or gouged wheel.

If I'm way off on what's happening, post up a pic. (I work in a machine shop and have had to remove several rear wheel bearings and spacers, that's why I asked).
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 06:03:54 AM »
Did you ever figure this out? I'm trying to replace the rear wheel bearings on my 76 XS500 and I can't get that spacer tube out at all!!

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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 03:56:17 AM »
Nope. I decided to quit before I ruined something. Bearing seemed fine, I just wanted to grease while it was apart.
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