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Offline MrWright

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Steering head bearing...
« on: 04 Feb 2006 at 22:02 »
So, is there a "trick" to removing the steering head bearing?  This is the taper-roller bearing at the base of the triple-tree.  I have already ruined the sheet-metal cap at the base, no big deal, an easy part to make.  However, I don’t want to ruin the bearing, unless a replacement is easily had.

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Re: Steering head bearing...
« Reply #1 on: 06 Feb 2006 at 02:43 »
Problem solved…I used a two-piece gear puller plate, clamped it below the bearing and coupled a “long-reach” puller (8 inch wheel puller) and an impact wrench.  It was nerve-racking, but the bearing came off in fine shape.  The dust cover is in rough shape.  But, as luck would have it, the bearing is a standard Timken (inner race # 1985) and dust cover.

 

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