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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2014, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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remove coupling to remove rear wheel bearings

wondering if you have to remove the coupling inside the wheel or can you just knock the bearings out.

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does anyone know it's the drive coupling I believe is what it's called. looks like I could get the bearings out without removing it.

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other stuff not listed
mustang seat
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while I have never changed the bearings, the manual states that you need to remove the hub on the left side, (a circlip holds it appearently), and there is a circlip on the brake side as well (according to my manual)

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yeah I seen that I was hoping I wouldn't. hopefully they will come out easy without having to use a puller on the couplings

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well I was able to remove the bearings without pulling the coupling out. wasn't to bad worse part was getting the old bearings out without damaging the spacer inside. lubed the splines again since I had the wheel off. should be good until the next tire change.

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tp stator
dampers
coil relay mod
other stuff not listed
mustang seat
motorcycle repair at a stealership 1 million bucks, repairs with the help of the Vulcan750 forum priceless.
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Thanks for the updates emtdon, and reporting on the results of your labors.
Too often those asking for help forget to report the results of their project when finished with it.
You have added another small bit of knowledge to the vn750 collective. (Well done 7 of 9.) lol

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