Replacing the linkage bearings
I have purchased the Enduro bearings for my SL-R for a change as I usually buy the whole linkage including bearings. I intend doing the job myself as I feel Im mechanically competent in other areas that it cant be that hard a job.
I have lots of tools including a Park Tools headset press. (bit overkill I think?) Could anyone help me by suggesting the correct tool or tools I will need to do the job of removing and replacing the bearings correctly.
In an idea world Im looking for a step by step guide or recorded a video doing the job.
Thanks in advance!
Superstar sell the tool the UK that is shown in this video.
Bearing extracting assembling tool---PATENTED---For Bike - YouTube
All I really need to know is the size of the tool to fit the SL-R's links?
Size options are:
Originally Posted by mojo_man
Is stated on pdf page 16.
Thanks for that, much appreciated.
Its on page 30 and for those who want to know the answer without looking its:
For the Mojo, SL & SL-R:
- Lower link front = 6902
- Lower link back = 6900
- Upper link = 608
The HD has different fittings.
Nice... much slicker than my ghetto socket set method
EDIT: Bummer.... their website says no shipping to USA due to insurance...
Last edited by doismellbacon; 01-04-2013 at 04:26 PM.
This thread is pretty much the granddaddy. I added some photos a few years back, and have used the same principles on the Mojo.
Just got this tool, havn't used it yet but the quality is very good.
RapidRacerProducts Bearing Press & Extraction Tool | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com
Kit Number: Bearing Name / Inner Bore (mm) / Outer Diameter (mm)
Kit 1: 688 2RS / 8 / 16
Kit 2: 698 2RS / 8 / 19
Kit 3: 608 2RS/608-E 2RS / 8 / 22
Kit 4: 6800 2RS/61800 2RS / 10 / 19
Kit 5: 6900 2RS/61900 2RS /10 / 22
Kit 6: 6000 2RS / 10 / 26
Kit 7: 6901 2RS/61901 2RS / 12 / 24
Kit 8: 6001 2RS / 12 / 28
Kit 9: 63802/6802 2RS/61802 2RS / 15 /24
Kit 10: 1526 2RS / 15 / 26
Kit 11: 6902 2RS/6902-E 2RS/61902 2 / 15 / 28
Kit 12: 6002 2RS / 15 / 32
Kit 13: 6803 2RS/61803 2RS / 17 / 26
Kit 14: 6903 2RS-E2RS/61903-E 2RS / 17 /30
Kit 15: 6003 2RS / 17 / 35
Kit 16: 6804 2RS/61803 2RS / 20 / 32
I need to order my bearings............where did you get yours?
Canuck Tacoma, I ordered from RWS.
I tried going to a commercial bearing shop to pick up a couple sets but they couldn't source the angular contact ones.
I have "ghetto-illy" removed and replaced mine with a piece of threaded rod, washers, two bolts and different sized sockets. Worked fine.
The only issue was that one that I replaced in the lower link was not a tight fit. I read that someone else had run into the same issue and Ibis recommended loc-tite to keep it solid.