Hi, Mike - The front wheel bearings are a pain in the rear, but they can be taken care of and you get all kinds of extra "shade tree mechanic" points for doing it!
Here's the deal: the instructions in Clymer's for removing the bearings are WRONG. HERE'S THE POST: https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1614
I gave up, went to my car mechanic, and borrowed his blind bearing puller. They're in races, so once you get 'em out, a little bit of spit and polish on the inside of the hub and then you're ready to install the new bearings. I couldn't find a socket that was the size called for in Clymer's (something like 32mm? It was an odd size...), so tapped the races back in with a sledgehammer - but with a piece of wood on the race to soften the blow. Gotta go around the edges consistently so the race goes in as straight as possible. Now here's the other deal: once the race is seated, it'll feel like it's binding. I got freaked out, threw out one set of races and took the wheel to my moto mechanic (the only one I trust). He installed 'em in seconds - and they were still binding. When I asked about that, he said, "It's not a bicycle - there's a lot of weight moving on these, so they shouldn't be loose." I hadnt' considered that.
So, needless to say, I got 0 points for bearing installation; but I learned a lot in the process. If you follow the corrected approach, though, it's really not too bad.