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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-06-2018, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel Bearing Tool?

Hey all,

I have a rear wheel that I bought used I'll be installing on my '17RGU this fall. I need to replace the bearings and the sleeve spacer in the process.

I was thinking of buying the Pit Posse VT102 from Amazon, but I thought I'd check with you guys to see if anyone has a wheel bearing puller/installer they'd be willing to loan or rent out. I'd be happy to pay shipping, a deposit, whatever.

Also, how about reccomendations on bearings? It's an ABS bike, of course. Stock HD? An aftermarket source?

Thanks guys. -Jay


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I haven't used the exact kit you're talking about but I did go look at it. It looks like a decent kit. I bought a kit from George's Garage for $200 but I use almost every week at work. As far as your bearing question; I would just get the factory ones. Easier to walk in and tell the parts person what you want and if you ever have an issue on the road, the stock bearings are always in stock.
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Hey all,

I have a rear wheel that I bought used I'll be installing on my '17RGU this fall. I need to replace the bearings and the sleeve spacer in the process.

I was thinking of buying the Pit Posse VT102 from Amazon, but I thought I'd check with you guys to see if anyone has a wheel bearing puller/installer they'd be willing to loan or rent out. I'd be happy to pay shipping, a deposit, whatever.

Also, how about reccomendations on bearings? It's an ABS bike, of course. Stock HD? An aftermarket source?

Thanks guys. -Jay
Don't buy it.... I bought one and tried to use it and it wouldn't pull the bearing. It's hard to describe but the way you have to hold the puller in place you have to use an open end wrench and it wouldn't hold. I sent it back and got one that TripleJ told me about. It's made by MBS manufacturing SKU WBITC-C27.
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Thanks Brewiz. I assume itíll do 25mm bearings as well? It only mentions 3/4 and 1Ē.


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Can’t remember what I paid. I think I found it fir $112 at tool discounters or eBay but this works well. OTC makes acceptable specialty tools. https://www.amazon.com/OTC-4790-Bear.../dp/B00BVL7YVK
Just looked at the one Brewis sent you and it will do 25mm if the stock photo is correct. It’s a common tool set.
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awesome , fixing to have to do mine , hhhmm the old way may still work ........ heat the hub and tap out with hammer and screwdriver or rod ..

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I bought this and I was glad I did. Works great

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...earing-Remover

To install, FREEZE bearing overnight, then gently does it with a $5 piece of threaded rod and a selection of big-ass strong flat washers .. place rod through the bearing and through the hub, then tighten the nuts at both ends of the threaded rod, on either side of hub, simultaneously.... easin' and squeezin' that bearing into place.

Or use a plastic/rubber mallet with a socket....gently...

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awesome , fixing to have to do mine , hhhmm the old way may still work ........ heat the hub and tap out with hammer and screwdriver or rod ..
Or if you want to make life easier for the cost of flat rate priority shipping Iíll send you my bearing tools. When youíre done send them back. Probably cost you $5 each way if I take them out of the plastic box.
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