Harbor freight tools to help with the yz build.

Just got my swingarm bearings and waiting for linkage bearings to get here Monday.

I went today to get a press. I settled on the 20 ton from harbor freight. Had a coupon so it was like $144.

Anyone else have the press and is it holding up?

I just removed the swingarm bearings with it.

One side pressed right out. The other took some work but it did come out.

So far satisfied with the press.

 

Just got my swingarm bearings and waiting for linkage bearings to get here Monday.
I went today to get a press. I settled on the 20 ton from harbor freight. Had a coupon so it was like $144.
Anyone else have the press and is it holding up?
I just removed the swingarm bearings with it.
One side pressed right out. The other took some work but it did come out.
So far satisfied with the press.
 


Following this! Thought about getting one for my swing arm and linkage... but ended up having a local shop do them last week since I wasn’t sure .. still contemplating lol

I've had good and bad luck with them but mostly just use them for low use items or to modify for specialty jobs.

 

No press needed, I just use my bench vise and assorted sockets from HF. A little heat on the swing/links (I mean LITTLE) and they just push right out like soft serve ice cream.

What's a press? :devil:

I've always used vice and or c clamps

This was much easier. Took me a few tries at first figuring technique but was worth the money. 

I'll clean all surfaces and put n the swingarm bearing kit I have.

Linkage bearings will be here Monday or Tuesday.

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Blackwoodz said:

I've always used vice and or c clamps

This was much easier. Took me a few tries at first figuring technique but was worth the money. 

I'll clean all surfaces and put n the swingarm bearing kit I have.

Linkage bearings will be here Monday or Tuesday.

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I don't think I have ever seen bearings that trashed. But then again, this is not Michigan. 

I honestly don't think any of bikes bearings were ever serviced. 

The bike was sitting outside when I picked it up. And from he looks it had been out there awhile. 

Harbor freight is the best don't ever let anyone tell you different. 

Wouldn't go that far....lol

I did read the reviews and thought why not. I have read about a few mods to make them a little more robust. Also a company sells a 20inch finger brake dyi kit for these. 

I’ve had their 12 ton version for about 10 years now and it’s still going strong. Use it all the time. Originally bought it to replace the bearings in my snowmobile bogey wheels. 

Rob

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48 minutes ago, 2 STOKE YZ DOC said:

I don't think I have ever seen bearings that trashed. But then again, this is not Michigan. 

Whoo!

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5 minutes ago, Casing-daily said:

Whoo!

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I was talking personal experience but YAH BUDDY, those are D E A D!!! ;)

Ironically....I also bought a set of those ergo mats...

56 minutes ago, 2 STOKE YZ DOC said:

I don't think I have ever seen bearings that trashed. But then again, this is not Michigan. 

Here's one of the front wheel bearings from my project YZ250F

 

 

I've never used a press and for $144 I'm probably not ever going to.

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18 minutes ago, BoxcarWilly said:

Here's one of the front wheel bearings from my project YZ250F

 

 

I've never used a press and for $144 I'm probably not ever going to.

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Never could understand why Yamaha OEM bearings are not sealed... 

To each his own Willy... All I know is it took one third the time and not even half the effort.

I do 8-10 bikes a year....so it should time save lots of time....and time is money.

I feel it may come in handy for alot of projects.

Nice tool to have around the shop too. 

10 hours ago, BoxcarWilly said:

Here's one of the front wheel bearings from my project YZ250F

 

 

I've never used a press and for $144 I'm probably not ever going to.

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Ah, a lil grease on those badboys and they'll be good for another race!

Vice works good. The one time I couldn't figure out why the bearing wouldn't come out, and why I was cranking on the vice so hard.
Turns out I left a washer in the linkage and was fighting aluminum. Maybe I best stick to the vice or I would bust a lot of aluminum.

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