Showing posts with label Bearings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bearings. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Main Gear Bearings

All went as planned, took off the old bearings with my puller and pressed the new ones on. 
Pulling off old bearings
Image of bare shaft
Installed snap ring
Image of both bearings installed, I used a press for the one on the right and
 a rubber malled  for the one of the left.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Rebuilding Idle Sprocket

I rebuilt my idle sprocket last night, it went pretty well. I cleaned the bearings, sprocket, and the gear stopper thing. I'm not sure what they are called but it's the little pieces that stops the sprocket from moving backwards. 
bearings, springs, and gear stoppers soaking in carb cleaner

Back side of Idle Sprocket with clean bearings packed in new grease
Once all the bearings are greased up it should be pretty easy to flip the
sprocket over  with out losing any bearings
I'm not sure what these are called but they seem to hold down the
clips that stop the sprocket from moving backwards and the screw cap.
Installing the clip things I was just referring to
and now the 3 ring covers
Installing the clean bearings and grease on the front side over the sprocket
All the bearings installed
Adding grease to the screw cap

After that I screwed the cap on (counter clock wise) and tapped it tight then spun it around a couple dozen times and wiped all the excess grease that seeped out. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rear Wheel Bearings


Now that I got that warning out of the way. let me show you some pictures of what happens when you don't listen to my warning. 

I spent a good couple hours trying to bang out these bearings and  I had to finally call in a friend (Thanks Bill) to help me hit it a bit harder. 

This is the bearing still stuck in the wheel. 
If you look closely you can see my stuck punch    

This is what my bearing looked like after I got it out

Here are the two little bastards 
that gave me so much crap

A picture of Bill trying to figure out why they put  plastic/rubber  pieces  on the end of the  bearing spacer. 

Here is the piece i was referring to,  I kinda chipped the right side of  the spacer. I'm not sure if the other side had the rubber plastic caps. I'm going to figure that out today. 

The wheel is ready to be cleaned 
and prepped for the new bearings.

Oh yea, this is a picture of my punch that was stuck in the bearing. I now know why I couldn't pull out the punch. I'm pretty sure it was straight when I put it in there.