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WHEELS, TIRES AND BRAKES
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2.
lnsert a rod into one side of the hub. Move
the spacer aside and tap the bearing out the
other side of the hub by working around its
diameter (Figure 19).
NOTE
It is not necessary to remove the seal
,first. The seal will he driven out with the
bearing.
3.
Remove the spacer and tap out the opposite
bearing.
4. Carefully drive a new bearing into its bore,
tapping evenly around the outer race. Invert
the hub and set the spacer in place. Install the
other bearing on the axle and insert the axle
through the spacer and the bearing that has
been installed. Carefully tap the other bearing
into its bore, tapping evenly around the outer
race. Install a new seal into the bore and gently
tap it into place.
NOTE
U'hen rnstall~ng semi-sealed wheel
bearmgs, he sure the sealed slde .faces
out.
AXLE
Support each axle in V-blocks 4 inches apart
as shown in Figure 20 and check the runout
with a dial indicator. Replace the axle if it is
bent more than 0.028 in. (0.7 mm) or if it
cannot be straightened to less than 0.008 in.
(0.2 mm) runout.
NOTE
You can also check axle runout by
rolling it on a plece of plate glass and
slipping a feeler gauge under any visible
gap.
TUBE-TYPE TIRES
The original tire cross-sectional sizes and
tread pattern are often the best. See Table 5 for
the standard sizes and inflation pressures.
Tubeless tires are used on some models.
They
a r e
designated
by
the
word
"TUBELESS" cast into the tire sidewall
(Figure 21) and are designed to be used only
with tubeless rims that are dimensionally
different from tube-type rims. These rims have
"TUBELESS" stamped on them (Figure 22).
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