Wheel Bearing removal tool review MOSTPLUS

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  1. Jim McCulloch

    Jim McCulloch New Member

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    I had been stressing over buying a wheel bearing tool (blind bearing remover). I know that cheap tools usually are garbage. I just don;t want to spend a ton of money on something I will use once a year at best.

    The MOSTPLUS was on Ebay for about $40.00 USD shipped. Most of the kits I looked at had terrible reviews and so did this one. It just had LESS terrible reviews. I took the plunge and bought it.

    I am pleased to say it worked OK on a set of front wheel bearings. As long as you square up the collet on the bearing ID and tighten the crap out of it I think this tool might last through several uses.

    It's got a real nice slide hammer with it also....2 pounder it is.

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    I've always been able to get a sharp edged punch/chisel to catch an edge of the bearing and know it out.
    They usually come out fairly easily. That's a very handy tool to have on hand though.
     
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    Yeah I tried to drive the bearing out like that but could not get a good bite on it.
     
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    proppa tools are nice but not necessary just a punch and gotta be sure it's not "cocked" he he he. i'm all about saving money cuz i don't have any.
     
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    PERFECT, I have a similar looking one from TUSK TOOLS. Works as it should and you may be able to hand it down to your next generation of wrench turners. You own a heat gun? that is a useful nice thing to add to your tool arsenal. :mech:

    Make sure you have a nice impact socket that you can lovingly tap/hammer on to re-insert bearings and your done.
     
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    Freeze the bearings and races in a zip lock freezer bag with a desiccant pack prior to installation. I have thing about using hammers.
     
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    Yeah, get them cold enough and they should drop right in. Dry ice works very well. Main thing to remember is to never use the hammer face directly on the bearing. A drift works best, just not a brass drift.
     
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    Jim,

    Also another person that went through the same issues. lol

    I bought my set last year also from ebay to switch out head bearings & wheel bearings. Now i have don this with 'drifts' and grinders but for a few reasons I choose to get a cheap set of the correct tools.

    1. Its easier.
    2. Less risk to the mounting faces.
    3. The tools pay for themselves after the 2nd set you change.
    4. Quicker & the bearings are also removed intact.

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    THAT is a great idea. I have to do some more bearings on the HAWK so I may give this a go.

    I guess liquid nitrogen is too radical LOL.
     
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    Liquid N2 freezes too fast and can lead to temperature stratification in the metal. With the freezer method, everything cools down nice and even. Makes race and bearing installs easy. That way you're not having to beat on anything. I try to stay away from putting heat to anything.

    I have the Motion Pro steering head race extractor, head bearing race driver and the wheel bearing driver set. With frozen races and bearings, it's normally a couple taps with 2 lb dead blow hammer (plastic) to seat them. I also clean the mating surface with Scotchbrite wheels in a rotary tool before installation.
     
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    Nice...thanks for the advice.
    I remember when I worked at a Honda dealership and had access to all the special tools. Nothing but high quality tools that made quick work of everything.
    I still have a Kawa Seiki inductive timing light I paid a fortune for in 1984 and it still works.

    Alas, so many tools I have lost over the years due to moving and just plain indifference to working on motos anymore.
    I sure wish I had them back now that I am into it again!
     
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