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First off...Merry X mas everyone...this is an X post from the santa cruz forum where there is zero activity right now.

I need help removing the bearings from my 06/07 VP Free.
I have a new Pro pac ready to install...and the bearing removal tool. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get the tool to work (lack of mechanical intelligence on my part!)

I need help lining the tools "components" up in the correct order for proper bearing removal.

I checked the SC website and saw some decent specs, but the visual is not the best and when I tighten the allen bolt, everything just spins. Nothing catches the bearing.

Here is a pic of the tool, and the parts that came with it.

Any help is appreciated..........
 

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Looks like an installation tool,

I just tap them out from the opposite side with a long brass punch, no fancy tools needed.

Actually thats how I put them in too, tap around the outside edge of the bearing until its seated...make sure you start them straight and square. I use a large socket thats the same OD as the bearing to tap them in.

You really don't need a tool but if you want to get fancy you can drop them in some dry ice and they slide in no tapping required. Since your discarding the old bearings it doesn't matter if they get damaged taking them out.
 

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You have it right in the pic. I dont use the spacer, but I dont think it matters. The peice on the left goes on the outside of frame. Put it together like you have it in the pic, tighten the bolt, and the bearing pops out.
 

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I'm guessing that you've got to hang onto the nut as well as just tightening the allen head--otherwise it will just spin.
 

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WaveDude said:
I'm guessing that you've got to hang onto the nut as well as just tightening the allen head--otherwise it will just spin.
yeah I was going to...but the SC specs don't mention this detail.

in reply to the other post...this tool is for the removal of bearings. There is a longer one that is included for inserting new bearings.
I paid top $ from SC for the tools so I want to avoid using the "punch" method of removal. If I have to, I will take it to my LBS to see what they say.

I'm going to keep trying though....

Thanks for the replies...keep the info coming.
 
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