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Shewie
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Replacing wheel bearings

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My front wheel has gone a bit grindy so I've been having a look tonight, any tips on how I get the bearings out?
I've got access to a bearing press and puller but what's the deal with the sleeve that's protruding, how does that come out so I can use the puller on the inner race, does it need a tap from one side?

Hope the pics work ...

https://flic.kr/p/2pAr4Kb

https://flic.kr/p/2pAskG6
redefined_cycles
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Re: Replacing wheel bearings

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Yup. Just a light tap AFAIR. Knock it towards the disc side...
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Re: Replacing wheel bearings

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Yup. Just a light tap AFAIR. Knock it towards the disc side...

This should help. Excellent mechanic/teacher is this lad.

https://youtu.be/tZBvxt967c0?si=QzRHsWonxH8X6aRn

Main thing is to get some quality replacement bearing Rich. Fag orNTN/SKF etc. Beware of copies. Enduro bearings are ***t, IMO.
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Re: Replacing wheel bearings

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Hammer use a rubber one or wood to protect the soft alloy

IME they often take a fair amount of whacking to get out ( and take the bearing with them)
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