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GURU
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How do you get the bearing off the steering stem? I accidently popped off the rubber piece that holds all the bearings but the metal sleeve is still on the stem lol. Im just going to buy a new set but wanted to know if its something i can do
 

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the mad doctor
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a punch and a hammer if you're not going to re-use them.

otherwise, a bearing splitter and a hydraulic press is the way to go.

if you heat them up with a torch first (the bearing, not the stem) they slide on and off easier.
 

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GURU
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how do you achieve that without melting the rubber that holds the bearings?
 

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GURU
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the top one comes off simple, the one thats on the lower triple tree is like pressed on or something.
 

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The Soft Serve Enigma
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I've never had lower bearings just slip off. I usually use a bearing puller, but it's hard to find them long enough for a steering stem. I've use the chisel and a hammer numerous times. Just be careful not to ding or gouge the stem itself.
 

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GURU
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ill mess with it later, Ill get it off then paint it then have a shop press on the new one
 

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Oh I know what ur talkin about.. where its pressed ont he stem near the lower tripple.. Yeah those are a bitch with out fuckin them up.

The onlt thing I KNOW that works is if you press the stem out of the tripple, it yanks the bearing and the seal off at the same time without damage. Then you can press the stem back in to the tripple. that works everytime
 

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The Soft Serve Enigma
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If you remove it, replace it. Simple mantra to follow on ANY bearing.
 

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Eff Tee Pee
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endo said:
If you remove it, replace it. Simple mantra to follow on ANY bearing.
a good point. man...guess i got lots of bearings to buy before the end of may then.
 

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GURU
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im going to replace it i just wanted to know how to get it off without taking it to a shop
 

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Eff Tee Pee
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haha. yah you better replace it!!! :fire:
 

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GURU
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why not its only money........its liek water unlimited supply LOL
 

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The river of debt........wanna trade? You can have mine and ill take yours lol
 
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