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Old 11-19-2011, 07:27 PM   #31
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I bought the Cycle Works tool for getting the bearing off. It's not really cheap, I guess, $39. But I like tools and if I ran a cord out to the bike I need almost 100'. When I take the air hose over to the bike it's about 60'. So I like to use a tool with out air or electricity. To each his own.

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Old 11-20-2011, 05:13 PM   #32
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If you are into working on your own bikes then the CW tool is the tool to have! That is for sure!
I have used two tools to perform this prior to owning the CW tool.
This Pry bar:

And this peice of rebar that I bent and fashioned into a race removal tool that had just the perfect arch to reach the race lip and it popped right out:

And the tip:


As Elite-less (and others have) said buy the CW tool and you will have it for many future projects or be the hero friend that will save the day for a pal in need should the opportunity arise.

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Easy... get this tool from CycleWorks.

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Old 11-21-2011, 04:35 PM   #33
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Thanks for all the help in replacing the bearings & races......................
After replacing the bearings & races, then using these guide lines on setting the adjustment:
http://largiader.com/bearings/

I find:
1. the handle bars drop quickly from side to side,with the bike on the center stand.
2. it fails "Snobum's" (http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/search.htm) tap the bars at 30 mph test.........

Tomorrow I'll try & tighten up the bearings a bit..............I leave for Panama in 5 days....................
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:27 PM   #34
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Tomorrow I'll try & tighten up the bearings a bit..............I leave for Panama in 5 days....................
If your route takes you through manzanillo on the pacific coast of MX, drop me a line.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:43 PM   #35
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Airhead Wrangler.......Thanks for the invite............
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:14 AM   #36
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Easy... get this tool from CycleWorks.

IMG_3966


this this this this



best and cheapest way possible - took me 5 minutes to do both.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:49 AM   #37
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welding a bead around the center of the race is the trick I've heard, once the bead cools the race shrinks a little and it is an easy out- however it would definitely be preferable to do this before a powdercoat I rekon.
Someone was just telling me about a good tool for this job, I'll shoot them a pm to find out what it was.

I haven't done this myself yet, but from the sound of it I would probably just try to make a good bent punch/drift to get it done.
I was lucky enough to have a little mig welder and this is what I did. About mid way down the race, I welded a bead all the way around, then took a long screw driver and used the edge of the bead to tap it out from the opposite side. I really didn't have to tap. Once I put the screwdriver on the bead and pushed, the race just fell out.
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