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Old 03-14-2007, 05:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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removing inner cam bearings

Besides the semi expensive Harley tool, is there anything else I can use to remove the inner cam bearings. I really don't want to buy a $100 dollar tool for a one time use.

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Old 03-14-2007, 05:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Send him an email and have him email a picture.

I now have a combination TC inner cam bearing puller.installer. It uses the same remover finger bolt but with a newly designed sleeve that also acts as part of the installer by holding the installer straight with the bore. The bearing can then be lightly tapped in using the installer. The combo will be $85 including shipping to lower 48 states. If your interested, email me;
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You really need a proper tool to do this. If you crush the shell of the inner cam bearing and drop a needle or two down into the crankcase, you have a major problem.

Besides that, here is the issue of potential for damage to the crankcase holes where the bearings go.


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Old 03-14-2007, 12:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I used with great success a $10 pilot bearing puller from Harbor Freight...I just ground down the "ears" to prevent it from damaging the bearing bores as Newultraclassic mentioned. Installed B148 Torringtons with a standard bearing driver...they both worked fine.
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Old 03-14-2007, 03:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I used with great success a $10 pilot bearing puller from Harbor Freight...I just ground down the "ears" to prevent it from damaging the bearing bores as Newultraclassic mentioned. Installed B148 Torringtons with a standard bearing driver...they both worked fine.
Was that a slide type puller or did you tighten it to press them out?

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Old 03-14-2007, 04:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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wkohn, I have Mr. Beattys puller/installer & am very happy w/it too. I've recommended it to other ppl who are very satisfied w/the product as well.

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Old 03-15-2007, 02:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Was that a slide type puller or did you tighten it to press them out?

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The type that you tighten. Looks like this http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=4876 and I installed them with http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=38145. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:31 AM   #8 (permalink)
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The type that you tighten. Looks like this http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=4876 and I installed them with http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=38145. Hope this helps.
I used one of those pullers on mine and the front bearing came out fine the rear one exploded and needles went everywhere including into the crankcase, wasn't happy.
It's a risk that if it works then fine but if it stuffs up............
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
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JIMS makes an inner bearing puller/installer that is better than the HD tool; it's simple to use and makes the operation almost foolproof. If you don't want to buy it, there is a guy on the Delphi forum, Harley Tech Talk, that rents them.

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Old 03-15-2007, 08:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Georges garage a sponsor has a great tool for this. I'm sure you could list it at your dealer on a board and just about get your money back or recoup by renting it out. There are only a couple of million bikes that will need a fix shortly. I would not chance dropping a needle into the crankcase, plus his install tool is a no brainer which is great for me ha ha!
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I used the same installer as post 7 but used the slide hammer type blind bearing puller from harbor freight. worked great

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I used the slide hammer also, but first I'd put the old style axle bearing grease in the bearing so if it lost a bearing it would just stick there.

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