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Fred Heiler
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I'm in the middle of restoring a 1967 R60/2 that had been sitting for 30 years. Almost everything was in surprisingly good shape, but the left rear wheel bearing just won't come apart. It's the one that's captive in the hub, and I've tried all the usual techniques -- heating the hub, tapping on the axle, etc.

I'm up to 250 F. heat and pushing on the stack in a hydraulic press, with up to six tons force, but still no go. Any tips?

Thanks, Fred Heiler

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1967 BMW R60
1965 Porsche 356 SC, 1986 Porsche 911

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Can you provide more details

Can you provide more details on what you're working with and the process you're taking? Maybe a picture or two? Duane Ausherman has a good discussion of wheel bearings here:

http://w6rec.com/bmw-motorcycle-wheel-bearings-1956-through-84-repair-pr...

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'78 R100/7 '69 R69S '52 R25/2

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They only come out of one

They only come out of one side IIRC

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R69s - R60/2 - R67/2 - R51/3

Fred Heiler
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Rear Wheel Bearing Stack

Thanks, Kurt and Thomas. Kurt, you asked for some photos, so here are three:

1. from the brake drum, showing the lip.
2. from the other side, showing the bearing race
3. the bearing race side, with press tool contacting the race

I know the stack should come out from the race, but no go so far. I have a 15-ton Stenhoj press that takes the entire wheel/tire; I've put 7 tons on the race, but it doesn't move. Hope you can help.

Thanks again, Fred Heiler

  • lipside.jpg
  • race_side.jpg
  • race_w_press_tool.jpg
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1967 BMW R60
1965 Porsche 356 SC, 1986 Porsche 911

Fred Heiler
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Got the bearing out, with the

Got the bearing out, with the help of a great tech at Hermy's BMW in Port Clinton, PA. His name is Karl Myers, the son of Stan Myers, who owned Stan's Cycle shop in Doylestown, PA. It's long gone, but I bought a lot of parts from Stan in the 1960s and '70s.

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1967 BMW R60
1965 Porsche 356 SC, 1986 Porsche 911

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