Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Elk Creek, Kentucky
Yep ...me do hammer to. Its the easy way. Press...what press, big socket and the old bearing will do fine. Hammer, snap ring pliers, brake cleaner, beer, honda parts. Can be done at camp as sitnfat proved to us....most special tools are not necessary but practice with a hammer makes perfect.
OOOPs...most critical part. Never drive the new bearing in except with force directed to the OUTER RACE of the bearing. This is where the old bearing comes in handy. Lay the old one over the new one and carefully drive it in. Never hit the inner race of a new bearing with anything.
2003 green Rinny (11,800 miles), "25" Bighorn Radials (white letters out) full of extra slime, water pump mod, no warning labels, E Trex, everything else like Mr. Honda made it. 2000 XR 400r (est 3,500 miles). RIDE RED EVEN IF ITS GOT GREEN PLASTIC!
2013 Yamaha Super Te'ne're' (7,400 miles in 4 months), 1996 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 (365,000 miles) on tight and original motor. 2001 4Runner (79,000 miles).