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  • What kind of puller for the Swing Arm bearings?

    What kind of puller did you use to pull the swing arm bearings? Did you use a pilot bearing puller?

    Last edited by Doc_V; 11-05-2020, 07:56 PM.

  • #2
    Maybe knock them out with a long drift like neck bearing races ?

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    • #3
      I tried an 18" drift punch, but I cant get a purchase the race and I've already broken one of the chinesium arms of a pilot bearing tool I got from my local Autozone loaner tool program.

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      • #4
        Would filling the bearing cavity with dry ice help?

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        • Doc_V
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          I'm sure it wouldn't hurt. A head gun on the frame would help too.

      • #5
        Originally posted by Doc_V View Post
        I'm sure it wouldn't hurt. A head gun on the frame would help too.
        Do both. Freeze the bearings then quickly heat the swing arm.

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        • Doc_V
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          I did that last time with my steering head bearings. I used liquid CO2 spray and a propane torch.

      • #6
        I'm going to go with an internal blind bearing puller. Question is what size? Has anyone here used these before? The OD of the bearing is 33mm, but the inner lip is 30mm. I can get one here tomorrow, with a max OD of 32mm, from Amazon. I just want to make sure the damn thing will do the trick.
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        • Shores
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          Slice the end of a large bolt like that tool then drive a wedge into the sliced end to spread it out to catch the bearing.

        • Doc_V
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          That'd be a mighty big bolt.

      • #7
        In case anyone is interested, here's a good video on blind bearing pullers. I wish I had these when I did my steering head and wheel bearings. I just ordered a set on Amazon for $30 with next day delivery.

        Buy ATP Blind Inner Bearing Puller Slide Hammer Set Hole Remover Extractor Set 5PCS: Automotive - Amazon.com ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases

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        • #8
          Originally posted by Doc_V View Post
          That'd be a mighty big bolt.
          How about doing it with a large wood dowel?

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          • #9
            Originally posted by Doc_V View Post
            I'm going to go with an internal blind bearing puller. Question is what size? Has anyone here used these before? The OD of the bearing is 33mm, but the inner lip is 30mm. I can get one here tomorrow, with a max OD of 32mm, from Amazon. I just want to make sure the damn thing will do the trick.
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            FYI, obviously you got the bearings out, so this is to late, but I rented a set like you pictured buying from Amazon. At least the reviews show that for the most part, the kit worked for most people since it got 4 star ratings.
            My experience has been mixed buying cheap tools, like you'd get at Harbor Freight or in this case Amazon, it's a toss up if the tool will work. When I did my swingarm bearings, I looked at buying a set, but ended up using the loaner Blind bearing slide hammer at Napa Auto Parts. At Napa you have to pay the full price deposit, and you get it back when returned, I'm assuming that's typical from other Auto Parts tool loaner programs. The set looked like the Amazon kit you show but was ~$200+ if you bought it. The extra cost is usually better hardened steel.

            Curious if you ended up using heat or cooling for bearing removal?

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            • #10
              The right tool makes all the difference. It took some work, and I had to break out the torch, but they came off.

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              • #11
                Originally posted by Doc_V View Post
                In case anyone is interested, here's a good video on blind bearing pullers. I wish I had these when I did my steering head and wheel bearings. I just ordered a set on Amazon for $30 with next day delivery.

                Great video thanks for sharing! I'm going to need that soon!
                "It's not the destination...it's the ride"

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