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How to replace D44 rear wheel bearing?

I have a '73 Commando D44 in my Scrambler and it is time to replace the rear wheel bearings. I pulled the axle out and am wondering how to pull the bearing retainer and bearings off the axle to replace when the brake backing plate seems to be in the way to get a bearing seperator in there? I have a press, but can't seem to figure out how to get the axle in there to press the bearing on/off with that brake backing plate on there. Any ideas?
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Re: How to replace D44 rear wheel bearing?

Position the axle shaft in a vise.
Remove the retaining ring by drilling a 1/4 inch hole about 3/4 of the way through the ring, then using a cold chisel over the hole, split the ring.
Remove the bearing with an arbor press, discard the seal and remove the retainer plate.
Installation is the reverse of removal. The new bearing must be pressed on. Make sure it is squarely seated.
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Re: How to replace D44 rear wheel bearing?

did you read that off of stu's web site??????? here if you need pic's [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

read here for bearing replacement

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