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Ontheroad68
Posted on Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 08:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Now that the front wheel is off I realize I need new wheel bearings, what's the best source? Also, The book lists a special tool for removal, is this available?
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Screamer
Posted on Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 12:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If you canít locate any - I have a spare set. Send a PM if youíre interested.
Thanks - R
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Steveford
Posted on Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 07:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/142 838/723134.html?1380802845

Blind bearing slide hammer puller is what you need to get one of them off, you can tap the other side out with a brass drift.
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Ourdee
Posted on Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 12:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have used this for quite a few bearings in Buell wheels. I do not know if real motorcycle mechanics approve of it. and I only paid about half what they are charging for it now.
https://www.harborfreight.com/slide-hammer-and-bea ring-puller-set-5-pc-62601.html?_br_psugg_q=bearin g+puller
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Shoggin
Posted on Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 02:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The brass drift works well with a sharp tip, but sometimes its really hard to get in that groove just right.

I have a huge toolbox full of Snap-on tools, and that exact blind bearing puller from Harbor freight.
It works well, and I don't can who makes it, its one of those tools thats simple as a hammer: )
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Shoggin
Posted on Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 02:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You don't need to get "Wheel bearings for a Buell".

The bearing part number (i.e. 6005-RS) is the dimensions and seal requirements. So the number is universal to bearing suppliers. Pick the brand you like and order that number from any source.
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Tpehak
Posted on Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 11:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The correct tool for removing Buell XB front wheel bearings is a 25 mm collet

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003CMY8B0/ref=p px_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And a slide hammer

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004FGWHZQ/ref=p px_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

To install bearings you need nut socket (I do not remember the size but the outside diameter of the socket should be just barely smaller than the outside diameter of the front wheel bearing. So measure outside diameter of the bearing and buy necessary socket in your local auto store) and hammer.

Watch YouTube videos how to install bearings with socket and hammer

https://youtu.be/yQGMf2QaWVE?t=119

https://youtu.be/24LN-7syI7U


Read service manual for appropriate bearings installation sequence. Wrong bearings orientation, wrong bearings installation sequence or inappropriate bearings installation will cause wrong front brake rotor alignment and as result front brake dragging, front brake overheating, front brake locking, front brake excessive wear, loosing front brake stopping power or excessive front wheel bearings wear which may cause dead or serious injuries.




(Message edited by TPEHAK on January 05, 2020)
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