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I've had this happen on a couple vehicles. I recommend a dremel tool with a small cutting head on it (not one of the big round grinding stones, use a metal cutter). You will likely go thru two or three of the cutting heads since the bearing race is very hard steel. Be very careful and go slowly, the cutting head will cut into the aluminum wheel much more easily than the steel.
Cut a notch into the bearing race and slowly work toward its outer edge. Once you're almost thru it, stop cutting and try to punch it out from the back again. When the notch is deep enough, the race will break and you can pull it out with pliers.
When you're installing the new race, first freeze the bearing race for a couple of hours. Heat the wheel surface with a small torch to expand the mounting ring. Quickly drop the frozen (contracted) race into the ring and it should make things much easier to press into place.
*edit* oh, and definitely wear eye and face protection!
Originally Posted by riggz
its not really physics, more like anatomy. but dragging a knee makes your balls increase in size thus adding a little more weight on the lean side of the bike.
Originally Posted by Yamaha R6
Can we please start WW3 already i am sick of this shit.