Jimmy,jflack said:How do I remove the bearing in the bottom of the can of the 13.5 or 10.5 motors? I have bearing removal/install tools, but how do i get to that bearing?
There is an somwhat easier way to get the bearings out of the shaft end of the endbell. Novak glues the bearings into the endbell (can't imagine why this is necessary). You need a bearing press (manufactured or improvised) but that is not all. Install the bearing press and put some tension on the bearing. Because of the glue, it is unlikely that you will get it to come free with just the bearing press. So then you support the bearing press (or just hang it in the air) and heat the endbell with a heat gun (or failing that a hair dryer). Aluminum expands more with heat than steel does and as the parts get heated, the endbell will be minutely separating itself from the bearing. In short order you will hear a "pop" as the bearing comes loose. Then you the bearing press to get it out the rest of the way.J-Dub Racing said:That is the easy bearing Jimmy. Jesse and I had to beat the other one out so I could put ceramic in. We had myself, Jesse, and Andy Mac all working on it. It was not fun at all.