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I am in the process of installing new bearings and am at a sticking point. I am having a hard time getting the bearings in all the way, lacking about a 1/4". Is there a trick on how to get them in all the way without any damage to the bearing? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I am in the process of installing new bearings and am at a sticking point. I am having a hard time getting the bearings in all the way, lacking about a 1/4". Is there a trick on how to get them in all the way without any damage to the bearing? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

You're using a bearing/race installer with a good size hammer right?
 

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i used a piece of 2x4 (wood absorbs well) and hammered mine in, just don't whack 'em too hard.

tap and rotate, tap and rotate and don't force it....
 

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Wrap the wood in a plastic bag so you don't get wood shavings into the axle.
 
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