airhead front crank bearing

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by JonnyCash, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. chollo9

    chollo9 Screwed the Pooch

    Jul 7, 2003
    Silk Hope, NC
    I just pulled mine from a /6. Pulled the bearing then the sprocket, for no good reason. I don't have a pic of pulling the bearing, but the setup was identical to the one below. The arms were in contact with the outer bearing race. I did use oxy acetylene, but it didn't take much.

    A stiff puller is a happy puller, and IMHO a two-jaw is superior to a three.

    Cut the chain with bolt cutters, much less crap going everywhere than disc cutters. The side plates are very soft and cut easily. It seems very neanderthal, but it's a better process.