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post #1 of 86 Old 10-21-2017, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Front bearings replacement help

Need to replace my front bearings. I'll order from the dealer the bearings and seals but looking for help on a puller to buy and any tips for replacement please.

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I think @Gunnert could change bearings in his sleep. Duane?

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All Balls has a bearing and seal kit, any concerns with them? I've used them before with good results on other bikes.

Thinking of this tool to remove and install both bearings using the threaded rod.

Pit Posse VT102 Harley Davidson Wheel Bearing Remover And Installer Tool https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005SUX9MI..._ow96zb442DNKT

Comments really appreciated before I order stuff up.

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Marc, I just saw your other post asking about a bearing kit. Yes, the All Balls is a good bearing, Amazon easiest place to buy them. I've used them for years. Any other questions let me know. That bearing removal tool will not work on the K bike front wheel. There's no lip for it to grab on to (wheel spacer is in the way). I'll post info on the tools I use in the morning.

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Great. I'll order the bearings from Amazon now and wait for your advice on tools.

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Read my post #9 on this thread https://www.k1600forum.com/forum/1997338-post9.html


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Well that just seems too easy!

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Yup. Once you've done it you kind of look forward to replacing them again. I made a wheel bearing insertion tool this summer and am looking forward to using it one of these days.


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Yup. Once you've done it you kind of look forward to replacing them again. I made a wheel bearing insertion tool this summer and am looking forward to using it one of these days.
So my only worry is tapping them in. I'm use to having a race stop to hit and bottom.

1/2" cold chisel big enough?

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All Balls has a bearing and seal kit, any concerns with them? I've used them before with good results on other bikes.

Thinking of this tool to remove and install both bearings using the threaded rod.

Pit Posse VT102 Harley Davidson Wheel Bearing Remover And Installer Tool https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005SUX9MI..._ow96zb442DNKT

Comments really appreciated before I order stuff up.

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I had a set of those fail (don't know if they were fakes though), any set that is badly installed will fail earlier

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