How do you remove this race?

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  1. Waveraider

    Waveraider Member

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    It's the lower race on the triple tree? I'm powder coating and it looks like there's a thin rubber shim below it. I've struck out on my luck...


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  3. bc17a

    bc17a Well-Known Member

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    The rubber seal under the race just stretches over the groove at the bottom. Pull it off and tell the shop you don't want it damaged when they blast it.
     

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  4. duggerwild

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    I had a hard time figuring that out as well. Bought a new set of tapered needles but was stuck on how to get that off. So I took a Dremel to it and basically cut a groove in it, most of the way thru, then pried it off with a big flat blade screwdriver. Tried not to nick the tree. Worked just fine, I'm sure not the most professional job and a little hack-y but got it done.
     
  5. Waveraider

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    Thanks Guys. i pla to re-use the race. Good idea to tell them to mask off the race.
     
  6. Senior-A

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    I just removed that same part on wife's ko & put alittle heat on it then used a screwdriver underit & it popped right up , everything looked reusable if I wanted to go that route but installed All Ball's tapered bearings so the old setup got $hitcanned .
     
  7. ctbale

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    I never replace with the caged bearings, I always reuse the 42 balls, main reason: because in 40 years, I want the next guy to have as much fun chasing around those little bastard balls as I did! (plus I am cheap)
     
  8. Ayers Garage

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    Most times, you can heat the race with a torch and turn the triple tree over and bang it on the workbench and it will just fall off. On some stubborn ones, you heat it a push it off with a screwdriver.
     
  9. theraymondguy

    theraymondguy Well-Known Member

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    These races do wear, especially the lower. Totally agree with Senior-A, ditch the loose balls and races and get a proper taper bearing kit in there.
     
  10. jeepracer528

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    Spray wd40 all over it. Then use a screwdriver and tap below it. It will come off
     

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