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Ok..here we go..lets get rid of that damn 5/8 axel spool hub for a 3/4 inch..I see questions in many different boards about this and instead of paying the extra $100.00 to 150.00 I have seen on e-bay for the 3/4 spool lets just buy the 5/8 V-twin special and get a set of bearings for $12.00 to convert the damn thing.
Step one..the V-twin Taiwan Tedd special

Aww FUCK the 3/4 axle won't fit..

Ok..lets get a reading on the I.D. of little piece of shit 5/8 bearing
 

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Now that the 5/8 bearing is out..lets measure it's O.D. and for the hell of it the reading inside the hub.

Now lets get our dimensions for the new 3/4 axle bearing spacer figued out before we hit the lathe
 

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Don't be afraid to use the caliper..like the wood shop teacher always says..."measure twice..cut once" well wood is cheap steel isnt..so measure often and don't fuck up is what I say.
 

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rockymtnpits said:
Wow, that was a reeeeaaaally long post. How about 1) Knock out old bearings 2) Cut inner spacer 3) Press in new bearings! ;)
HA..short and to the point I like it..actually I was doing the "Swapping the bearings for dummies version"

and there is more to come..still have to post the cutting of the new inner pacer..fitting everything and installation..just in case anyone has problems..LOL.
 

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This dummy says, thanks TEACH !

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TEACH said:
HA..short and to the point I like it..actually I was doing the "Swapping the bearings for dummies version"

and there is more to come..still have to post the cutting of the new inner pacer..fitting everything and installation..just in case anyone has problems..LOL.
 

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TEACH said:
HA..short and to the point I like it..actually I was doing the "Swapping the bearings for dummies version"

and there is more to come..still have to post the cutting of the new inner pacer..fitting everything and installation..just in case anyone has problems..LOL.
DOH!
 

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Ok to continue this thread here is the rest of the process:
We didn't have the correct diameter bar stock on hand so we turned down a piece of scrap solid 1" we had on the steel rack. unless you have material that already has the 3/4 ID hole in it and the correct OD, you can machine a piece of steel. Turn the OD of the material first this allows you to center drill the end and use a live center for the machining of the bar stock.
After the stock is machined check for a proper fit before you move to the boring/drilling process.

Then back to the lathe for the boring/drilling of the ID hole.


After you finish drilling the hole you can then cut off the spacer to the correct length. Check the height with the original 5/8" spacer to be sure you made it the correct length..too short and your bearings will not get the needed support..too long and the bearings will not seat in all the way.
 

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As you can see the wall thickness of the new 3/4 spacer is thinner..be sure to keep tight tolerance on your machining..if you undersize the OD too much or oversize the ID you will run into potential problems and the wall thickness may get to thin to support the pressure and could bend causing bearing failure.

install spacer and check for proper fit

perfect fit
 

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Now for the important bearing install...make sure you press or pound the bearing in STRAIGHT and do not put any pressure on the inner ring of the bearing..you will damage the bearing and have to get a new one. A press would be the ideal way but we used a plastic mallet and a 3/4" socket to pound in the bearing


Finished..and you also get rid of that orange bearing for a nice black one.

Check the 3/4' axle for proper fit and make sure it down not bind when you spin it.
 
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