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What is the easy way to remove & install the axle bearings from the 40mm blue motorsport bearing cassettes. Any special tools needed? It seems alot harder being non-split even with the gap at the pinch bolt. Thanks!
06-30-2005, 04:53 AM
We take an old axle and cut to about 18 length. Then work the bearings around in the cassett to loosen up with wd 40. There is a special slot the bearings have to line up on to twist through to open up. I'll see if I can shoot a couple of shots to show the location and the technique. No special tools are needed.
I had no problem getting the bearings out, but can't seem to get them in. I hold the cassette in a vise between the pinch bolt pad and the bolt hole 180 degrees across with the slots facing up. I then try to rotate the bearing in using the axle. I use anti-seize compound on the cassette. I ended up cracking the cassette at the bolt hole. What did I do wrong? Thanks
07-01-2005, 04:56 AM
I don't have the answer. But I'll try replacing a bearing myself. Everyone is on the road and Caroline and I have two tracks to operate this weekend, so it will be Monday before I make the attempt.
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