just use a hydraulic press. they can be had for cheap from harbor freight. I wouldnt put a harbor freight on in a pro machine shop but they're fine for home. Put the lower triple on something that allows the stem to not be covered, then press the stem down from the top. POP! bearing pops right off. You can then press the stem back in from the bottom, or now you can get creative with fitting new forks to your bike.929_adam said:how does one press stems in and out cook??
Sorry but this idea doesnt work on that bearing. Its been on there for ten years and i gave it a million good hits cause i had this idea to but it didnt work...all i got out of it was a sore arm.Hillsy said:Take the forks out, put the stem upside down in a vice. You should be able to get a punch onto the inside race of the bearing at the rear side of the triple clamp (you might have to go through the dust seal). Give it a good hit and it will drift off the stem.
I dont care about marring it and fucking it up. Its been on there for ten years...thats why im taking it off. Im replacing it. Why else would i want it off?mpls|cafe|racer said:Pounding on it, heating it, etc. will just marr it and fuck it up.
..... I was talking about the neck, not the bearing....drunkNun said:I dont care about marring it and fucking it up. Its been on there for ten years...thats why im taking it off. Im replacing it. Why else would i want it off?
It's definitely possible. I've blasted some bolts out of threaded holes that were rusted in using an oxy/acetylene cutting rig with some luck and a LOT of patience.haelo said:I've cut plenty of bearings off without fucking up what they were on. I use oxy/acy to cut them