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Right rear bearing
« on: August 10, 2016, 08:11:03 pm »
Right rear bearing seemed to make contact with the race only on the extreme left corner. What could cause this? What is a good method to prepare the race for a new bearing? Thanks for your help. frenche

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Re: Right rear bearing
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 08:31:54 pm »
I'm confused....
You are pointing at the bore for the LEFT side bearing....  thee e right side one has a circlip....
There is a spacer tube that fits thru the center of the hub... ans spaces the LEFT bearing from the correctly installed RIGHT bearing which has the clip, and the LEFT bearing is inserted to the point it pinches the spacer, it does NOT bottom out in the bore...

Are you using a service manual at all? Just asking...

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Re: Right rear bearing
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2016, 08:56:42 pm »
At parts house now, MOB. Will verify in a few. frenche

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Re: Right rear bearing
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2016, 09:20:40 pm »
MOB, you are absolutely correct. Should be right edge of left rear bearing making contact with the race. Why would contact area be so small? What is a good method to prepare the race for the new bearing? Thanks for your hrlp. frenche

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Re: Right rear bearing
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2016, 09:56:27 pm »
Pick up the new bearings, clean both sides of the hub recesses well, and smeer some grease or never seize on the outer diameter of the new bearings. Install the right side, and the circlip, drop a cleaned, and greased (inside and outside ) spacer in, and install the left side bearing... find a large socket that only contacte the outer race to use to tap the bearings home.. pay attention when installing the left one, and only tap it in till it contacts the center spacer and stops... it will never ever get to the bottom of that bores recess.. the spacer stops it.

Carry on.

And mind the order of bearing insertion, install the right side first (disc side), tap it down, install circlip... flip the rim, and install the left/drive side second, tapping it only to the point the internal spacer coaalr contacts the center race of the bearing.. and stop...
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Re: Right rear bearing
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2016, 10:19:33 pm »
Thumbs up to that, MOB. Thank you very much. frenche

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Re: Right rear bearing
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2016, 10:47:30 pm »
When you reinstall everything, smeer axle grease on the axle shaft before inserting it thru the assembly... and make sure the short spacer tube is in place in the drive also.... and don't torque the damned thing with a torque wrench in the shop, if you ever expect getting that rim off on the side of the road at 4 a.m. in bfe...with wolves howling... tighten it as tight as you can using whatever tools you carry on the bike for emergency use...
I carry a 1/2" drive wratchet and 1-1/16"  socket, I know.. metric schmetrik... same size... fits the stearing head also....

Anyways, mindset for road service is different than home service...
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