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Unread 08-13-2009, 07:33 PM   #1
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242HD front input bearing removal

Ok so I just ripped down my 242HD to swap in a new shaft for a sye and decided to replace the 3 bearings while I'm in there.

So far I got 2 out but I cant figure out how to get to the front input bearing.

I took the 4 bolts out and beat on it for a while and it won't budge. I also tried prying with a screw driver in the 2 slots and no luck.



So I'm assuming something is holding it from the inside? Trying to get to it from the inside, I can't figure out how to get the forks out to get there.



Any advice would be awesome.

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Unread 08-13-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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Check out the outside of the case. You will see a small plug that is covering a 3/16" hole. Make sure the TC is in the correct mode and you will see it after the plug is removed. You must remove the pin first with an extractor unless you want to try and pry the shaft out verrrrrryyyyyy carefully.
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Unread 08-13-2009, 07:46 PM   #3
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there should be little slots to pry from, just keep at it, it will pop loose.
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there should be little slots to pry from, just keep at it, it will pop loose.
little slots? The best bet is to remove the pin. This is the correct way to remove the main shaft on a 242.
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he is trying to remove the cover/seal unit so he can reach the snap ring that holdes the bearing in place.
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he is trying to remove the cover/seal unit so he can reach the snap ring that holdes the bearing in place.
Ahh my bad OP. I just reread the post...
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Well **** i got the front cover off and I'm at the bearing but it looks like I need to drive it from the inside out. Unless someone has a method to pull it from the snap ring grove on it. I can't get that damn roll pinout either. What a ****ty evening
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Unread 08-14-2009, 01:33 AM   #8
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yea, it comes out from the inside out. i was able to remove my forks w/o even messing with the shift gate.
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Unread 08-14-2009, 02:09 AM   #9
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just pry the forks out. be careful, its not that hard.
after 4 times of taking my tcase apart i drilled out that little pin and have left it out just so i can yank the main shaft itself out. its held in place by the case covers so i shouldnt have to worry about it moving back and forth
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Unread 08-14-2009, 02:19 AM   #10
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I'll try prying them out tomorrow, my luck I'll end up with a broken case.
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