Wheel bearings on a 990

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Wheel bearings on a 990

Post by Lineydon » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:45 am

My 2007 SDR has done 54000km and a possibly one sloppy stoppie too many. I'm noticing a bit of play in the rear wheel, not while ridding but you can certainly jiggle it on it's side stand. I believe new wheel bearings are in order.

Now there's plenty of "how to" guides on youtube etc but I thought I'd ask if there are any tips for young players specific to the old 990. '

Thanking you.

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Re: Wheel bearings on a 990

Post by arg » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:52 pm

Bizarrely I did this last weekend.

My advice.
1. dont leave it too long, once the bearings are too knackered, you just knock the middle out and the outers are a bugger to get out.
2. Take out the circlips first.
3. The two bearings in the sprocket carrier have to come out their respective sides, as there is a ridge in the middle.
4. The spacers arent the usual pressed steel but alloy and are fairly hard to move to one side but the bearings came out eventually after a lot of hittinng and heating.

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