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“To Reuse Or Not To Reuse, That Is The Question.”

Have a 2002 V-Rod. 2800 mi. I’m having the wheels chromed.
Had the dealer remove the wheel bearings.
The tool pulls on the inner race.
Good bit of pressure to remove.
They all feel smooth, no rough spots.
Two have a light coating of grease on the backside.
Just a coating not a lot.
So, what do ya think? Reuse them or not?

Larry
 

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I though this would be a touchy subject.
For the obvious reasons.

I’m going to reuse the bearings.
I looked at a pilot bearing removal tool that may work on the bearings.
If anyone has used anything other than the VERY EXPENSIVE Harley tool speak up.
If I have any bearing noise or failures I’ll let you know.
 

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I would have re-used them aswell.
 

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No way , don't do it , replace the bearing, you have too much riding on it to take the chance of one seizing.
 

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Hey Larry1, how many NASCAR, CART, IRL, NHRA, AHRA races have you watched and hear the driver say "damn $3.00 bearing failed and I went out of control into the wall".

Replace the bearings!
 

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I reconsidered.
I’m having similar thoughts.
Sent for new bearings.
Just seem like a waist to junk them.

Thanks
Larry
 

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Good 'reconsideration' in my opinion larry1. Not a waste. You never know what minor scratch you can get on a bearing race.

Good/safe riding !!!!!
 

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OK, I'm just tight! Besides I like working on the scoot and would probably enjoy doing it all over again.
AND they cost more over here.:D
 
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