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Does anyone have something to substitute a bearing driver set from Kawasaki? 57001-1129 about $350 +

I was going to change out the wheel bearings and was looking for some substitute items you guys use?
 

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I've used this...

I've used, with great ease, the following MotionPro tool to remove the bearings from the front wheel, rear wheel, and the cush drive of my '89 EX500:

http://www.motionpro.com/new2004/products/080269.html

If you want an "easier" to use tool, look on the web for SIRTools ST-9006
(About $170, see http://www.sirtools.com/aaFLY44.pdf - MotionPro seems to OEM this set from SIRTools)

You're going (likely) need a snap-ring plier or two, and a set of bearing/seal drivers like this:

http://www.sjdiscounttools.com/lis-12980.html (I found a set at a local auto parts store for about half!)

The trick in using the inexpensive MotionPro tool is to have a few short 4x4s to rest the wheel on to allow the bearing to be driven out of the hub. You'll need to be careful in pulling out the seals, or ensure that you have a new set.

If you're not going to do your own bike service all the time, you might want to ask a local independent shop or dealer how much they'd charge for the removal or remove/insert. It might be less hastle, "cheaper", and easier.

YMMV...
 

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the first link is the same tool that MMI uses.
i just use a drift/punch to take mine out.
to put them back in you can use sockets or get a set of drivers from HARBOR FREIGHT.
 

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Two local shops wanted $40.00 per wheel and at that point I figured I'd see what tools were out there. I'll be doing more than this job, but did not want to spend $350 at the moment.

Thanks for the advice.

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+1 to QKENUF4U on Harbor Freight for good, "cheap" tools. Their sockets and wrenches are not the greatest, but the other regular and "miscellaneous" service tools are just fine for most jobs.
 
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