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    Wheel bearing play

    Well, that’s worrying!



    Thankfully I’ve got an extra, but will certainly be using some retaining compound


    - 1972 CL350
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    Ed
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    1985 VF700F

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    That's not good
    Jim O'Brien
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    You’re telling me!

    I’m confident in the 635 retaining compound but you bet I’ll be checking in on that early next season.

    The other bearing was solidly locked in place.


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    You could make some punch divots inside the area where the outer race sits before using the retaining compound to help make it a little tighter, kinda like knurling
    (move along, nothing to see here)

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    I've done that several times on truck and log trailer hubs over the years, the bearing race is usually loose again, next time you have it apart. JB weld might be a better choice for something with that much movement.
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    Yikes - how do you get it off after? The retaining compound I know can be removed with heat or some solvents.

    JB weld is just force it till it gives?


    - 1972 CL350
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    Ed
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    1985 VF700F

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    You don't need to get it off, unless you plan on riding enough miles to wear out a set of wheel bearings.
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    IF you consider that a properly torqued axle in a correct assembly prevents ANY axial movement, you may find the 635 sufficient to keep the wheel rotating on the bearing's ball rollers rather than independently rotating on the outer race of the bearing......It is going to "give" at the easier path first.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike in idaho View Post
    You don't need to get it off, unless you plan on riding enough miles to wear out a set of wheel bearings.
    Ah, gotcha. You never know, I like to keep things re-buildable


    - 1972 CL350
    - 1985 VF700F
    Ed
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    1985 VF700F

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