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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 09:02 AM
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my front wheel bearing experence

Changing my front wheel bearings for first time..... they where really shot....innner racing fell out with the balls..left with outer racing stuck in hub real gooood...i went with the dremel tool idea and cut/scored inside of outer race...
I cut a bit of the hub in the backside where you dont want to hit when pounding out bearings...this obviously isn't good but how bad is it??
I know things won't be sealed as good but i just want to get riding again and would just plan on replacing hub in the near future (like 6mnths from now or so...)
What do YOU think???
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The hub,or the knuckle??? A race is made of very hard steel which is hard enough to be brittle,ie smack it hard with a cold chisel,and it will shatter,or crack making it very easy to tap out,or remove in pieces...(Safety glasses are a must when trying this)...I doubt that you weakened the knuckle very much by nipping into the race journal area with a Dremel...Add a dab of rtv to the ground spot,install the new bearings(after you remove the seal,fill fully with grease,reinstall the seal on the new bearings),and new outer seals,and forget about it...

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Question damaged knucle

that's right... the knuckle...i actually cut through the outer racing and also scored behind it also..... after clearing away more grease i noticed i did more that nick the lip behind the bearing....i chewed it up in a few places.....what a donkey I am. Lesson learned
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Just flip a 30 or 32mm socket and put a extension on the inside so you basically end up with a steel mushroom and use it to drive out the old bearing and race, then no risk of damaging the seal face with the hammer, wrecks an extension sometimes but I just use a cheap one I have laying around as a punch. I also use it to dive the new or cleaned and regreased bearing back in

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I'm doing this now. Funny thing is that I've had this video saved on youtube.com for the last month. Had no idea it was here.

I'm a noob... read my other posts and it will back this statement. Thing is, I'm not afraid to jump in and learn.

I want to do this right. I have a question. @ around 11:45 in the video, the axle is being treated with something after being cleaned up. What is it?
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I'm doing this now. Funny thing is that I've had this video saved on youtube.com for the last month. Had no idea it was here.

I'm a noob... read my other posts and it will back this statement. Thing is, I'm not afraid to jump in and learn.

I want to do this right. I have a question. @ around 11:45 in the video, the axle is being treated with something after being cleaned up. What is it?
molly paste, in other words..grease !..lol.

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he was applying moly-paste , moly is arguably the best lubricant there is , it comes from Moly Mountain in Colorado which I have read is privately owned , the number one buyer of moly is the government
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lol fair enough!

I have that in abundance.
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Done!

My 350D is rock solid.

Thanks for the video and all the other tips posted in this thread.
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i have a question, I have an 07 420 rancher and was needing to know if there is a difference in the front wheel bearing on a 2wd and 4wd?
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