Note to self:

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by coppertop, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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    When replacing wheel bearings, remember to put the distance spacer in the hub between bearings. cause when you knock out the bearing it ruins your new bearing.:deal

    oops.
  2. JensEskildsen

    JensEskildsen Long timer

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    With heat you can fairly easy get them bearings out without damage.

    I've done something simular. Replaced a tire with hangovers, and forgot the rim band. I even took a picture of the tire with the rim band sitting there in the background, almost laughing at me. :kboom
  3. broncobowsher

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  4. ibafran

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    I like to stick blue tape on the wheel and mark the wheel's rotation before I take the wheel off the bike. I do this on both sides of the wheel. Then when the wheel is laying on my tire changer, it is obvious which way the wheel spins no matter which side is up and visible.

    A lot of tires have rotation arrows on only one side. Chalking arrows on both sides of the tire helps a great deal. Some wheels have spoke wells offset from the center making tire installation more desirable from one side of the wheel. Flipping the wheel for this is no biggie with so many arrows available to keep things aligned.

    My success ratio for getting this job done correctly at the first effort is about 4/5. Only once, lifetime prior to the tape and chalk, so far; have I had the wheel done right and confused myself into taking it off again and reversing the tire, sigh. BUT! More'n once prior to the tape et al, I have taken a tire off a wheel prior to the wheel's fitment to the bike to reverse it, only to install the tire incorrectly again.
  5. JM

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    If you are trying to document a farkle install and show photos of the step by step process always remember to put the memory chip back in the camera after the last download.

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    Never assume you've dropped your keys inside the fuel tank (cause you heard them fall somewhere and they're not on the ground) before making sure they aren't simply stuck between the bash-plate and the engine.

    Boy that was frustrating...
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    When you buy a new front hub for your FWD vehicle (to replace one burned blue by a bad bearing), make sure the new one fits on the splines of the halfshaft before having it pressed into the steering knuckle assembly. :baldy
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    ........................or an electric fence!
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