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Offline Yo J

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06 Sealed Wheel Bearings Freeze to Install?
« on: Thursday, October 20, 2011. 05:17:28 AM. »
Replacing the sealed wheel bearings on my 06 Ultra this weekend.  The friend helping me, actually I'm watching, sez to put the new bearings in the freezer over night and that they will slide in like butter.

Is this good/bad practice?

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Re: 06 Sealed Wheel Bearings Freeze to Install?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, October 20, 2011. 05:38:22 AM. »
Can't hurt and probably won't help either. They won't shrink enough to matter unless you put them in liquid oxygen.
Listen to the jingle the rumble and the roar.

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Re: 06 Sealed Wheel Bearings Freeze to Install?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, October 20, 2011. 05:46:09 AM. »
How many miles on these bearings? I think they are supposed to go for 100K.
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Re: 06 Sealed Wheel Bearings Freeze to Install?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, October 20, 2011. 05:48:52 AM. »
just put a set in my 07 ultra froze the bearings and heated the wheel went in with just a little effort  as said can't hurt
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Re: 06 Sealed Wheel Bearings Freeze to Install?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, October 20, 2011. 11:26:15 AM. »
Make sure the correct side goes in first, depends on if it's a front or rear wheel and you press it home by pushing on the outside race, then when you do the opposite side you press it against the axle spacer by pushing on the inner and outer race at the same time.

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Re: 06 Sealed Wheel Bearings Freeze to Install?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, October 20, 2011. 11:40:57 AM. »
It it's the rear, the brake side goes first. Press to the shelf of the bearing bore. This sets the correct stack up dimension out to the brake disc to match the caliper location.  The other side goes like FSG says, to the spacer.

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06 Sealed Wheel Bearings Freeze to Install?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, October 20, 2011. 03:41:48 PM. »
70K+ miles. I know early but I am also replacing the tires so its just easier to do now. Tnx for the info.

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Re: 06 Sealed Wheel Bearings Freeze to Install?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, October 20, 2011. 03:56:32 PM. »
70K+ miles. I know early but I am also replacing the tires so its just easier to do now. Tnx for the info.
:agree: I did my front bearings at 77,000 miles just to get a good feeling. Also replaced the front tire at that time.
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