• 12-06-2012
    chcmuzza
    Removing bearings from the monolink
    Folks

    I am having trouble removing the bearings from the monolink. I have tried the Wheels Mfg bearing puller to no avail. The internal sleeve prevents this tool from hooking in behind the bearing and there is insufficient friction on the internal face of the bearing to remove it.

    Will I need to take this to an enginnering shop to do, or is there something else I can try?

    Thanks for your help.
  • 12-06-2012
    sxotty
    Cant you just use a socket to knock them out? I think I did it in a vise though with sockets.
  • 12-06-2012
    chcmuzza
    Not that I am aware of. My understand is the bearings are seating against the housing of the monolink, and between the bearings through the monolink itself is a sleeve the same diameter as the inner diameter of the bearing.

    To clarify, I am referring to the suspension bearings, not the bottom bracket bearings.

    Cheers
  • 12-06-2012
    sxotty
    I am pretty darn sure you can just push them out from the other side. Try it :)
  • 12-06-2012
    Alpamayo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by chcmuzza View Post
    Folks

    I am having trouble removing the bearings from the monolink. I have tried the Wheels Mfg bearing puller to no avail. The internal sleeve prevents this tool from hooking in behind the bearing and there is insufficient friction on the internal face of the bearing to remove it.

    Will I need to take this to an enginnering shop to do, or is there something else I can try?

    Thanks for your help.

    Where are you ? Europe you can send it to me, USA call Ethan.
  • 12-06-2012
    sxotty
    Anyway since I did it I am pretty sure it works. Turn the socket so the flat is against the bearing on one side and smaller than the surrounding metal. Pick another that is larger than the bear so it can pop out inside. Then put it in a vise. It isn't that hard.
  • 12-06-2012
    geweber
    I agree with sxotty, I asked Ethan a while back about this and that is what I remember him saying. Just drive the bearing through the monolink from either side. I haven't done it yet but now I am tempted to go try it.
  • 12-09-2012
    chcmuzza
    Thanks folks, I'll have another look at it. BTW I am in New Zealand.

    Cheers
  • 12-20-2012
    JWB
    It is easy. I push the bearings out with a socket using a vice with a larger socket on the push out side so the bearing can go into it.

    The only awkward bit is when the bearing you are pushing drops into the middle of the monolink.

    Being in the wet and muddy UK I get to change mine often.
  • 12-22-2012
    Ethan F
    I have instructions if needed! It is as the others have mentioned, easy and just need to drive one out (no internal landings) then the other...
  • 12-28-2012
    chcmuzza
    Thanks for the help guys, all done using a vice and a couple of sockets. Took a lot of force to move them though.

    Question, I assume I lightly grease the axles when reinstalling them onto the new bearnings?

    Cheers
  • 12-28-2012
    Ethan F
    Yes! We have been using anti-seize to help ward off corrosion from steel bearings.