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USING THE RRP BEARING PRESS
& EXTRACTION TOOLS

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PART 1:
REMOVING A BEARING
(WHEN THE BEARING RACES ARE PARALLEL
WITH THE ROCKER ARM/FRAME SURFACES)
 
 


 
 
1)  Insert the Male Extraction Adapter through the back of the bearing
 

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 Each of the RRP Guide Sets includes parts for bearing removal and installation.  The Red tools are for Removal.  The Male Extractor adapter is always inserted on the side opposite of where the bearing will come out.  
 

 
 
2)  Place the Female Adapter Cup over the pilot end of the Male Extraction Adapter
 

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 Be sure the Female Adapter Cup fits squarely against the rocker arm surface or frame member and is centered over the bearing.  If the cup does not sit flush, you will need to reference our instructions for removing bearings when the bearing is not parallel with the rocker arm surface.   
 

 
 
3)  Slide the appropriate length of Threaded Rod through the adapters
 

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Except in unusual circumstances where it does not span both sides of the rocker or frame, use the shorter of the two Threaded Rods  
 

 
 
4)  Turn the Threaded Rod into the "Inside Handle" 
 

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 Make certain you have plenty of threads into the Inside Handle body.   
 

 
 
5)  Thread the Main handle onto the Threaded Rod
 

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 Turn the Main Handle until the entire assembly is snug.  Verify that all the parts are properly aligned before proceeding.   
 

 
 
6)  Tighten the Main handle until the bearing is extracted into the Female Adapter Cup
 

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 The handles of this tool are short for a reason.  An unreasonable amount of torque should not be required to remove a suspension bearing.  As long as the Main Handle continues to turn smoothly, the bearing is being extracted and will drop into the Female Adapter Cup. 
 
If you are having trouble turning the handles, make certain that you are using the properly sized Female Adapter Cup for the bearing to slide into.  If, in spite of using the correctly sized cup and having all of the parts properly aligned, the handles are still too difficult to turn, it is possible that Loctite was used on the bearing.  If so, remove the tools and apply some heat to the bearing and surrounding areas in a way that will not damage any paint or frame material.  Then, repeat the above procedures.   
 

CONTINUE ON TO PART 2


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