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Re: Rear wheel bearing fitting..right or wrong..

Well gents, The official way to change a BMW motorcycle headstock bearing, which BTW has no space to use a press for removal is:-
Dremel with a thin blade grinder, the inner race to create a weak spot, smack smartly with a chisel, loud crack, bearing off.
New bearing in oven (max 200c). Headstock in freezer overnight, tap into position with tube, if you get it wrong, repeat, coz there's no other way to remove.
I for one can see nothing wrong in this, If BMW approve, why shouldn't we ? Surely brake drums & bearings are equal to great temperature changes. Having followed a car down the Welsh valleys last week with VERY SMELLY brakes, I guess the temperature attained must have been similar.

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