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Barn of Parts Upper Idler Wheel Puller

hibshman25

Vendor
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Lebanon, PA 17042
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2017 sidewinder ltx dx
2018 snoscoot
Ironically the upper idler wheel bearings have a tighter tolerance fit up than the driveshaft and makes removing them somewhat of a pain. The Cat wheel puller is pricey so I've designed a puller that only requires drilling 2 holes in the idler wheel. It works very well and I will have some made up to sell if anyone is interested. Thinking I will retail for around $40.

Backing plate serves as a guide to drill the holes in idler wheel. Once holes are drilled you bolt assembly together and then just go back and forth running the nuts in until the wheel is off.

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VX1R

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I know...These are rookie numbers, I need more sleds!
Looks like a great idea Travis. Well done. I will be getting in touch with you to order one.
 

Turboflash

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Rochester, MN
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'17 ZR9000 Ltd. PEFI Stg 4.
Ironically the upper idler wheel bearings have a tighter tolerance fit up than the driveshaft and makes removing them somewhat of a pain. The Cat wheel puller is pricey so I've designed a puller that only requires drilling 2 holes in the idler wheel. It works very well and I will have some made up to sell if anyone is interested. Thinking I will retail for around $40.

Backing plate serves as a guide to drill the holes in idler wheel. Once holes are drilled you bolt assembly together and then just go back and forth running the nuts in until the wheel is off.

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Great idea Travis. Many of us have struggled getting these wheels off more than once. Any concerns about applying the pulling force through the bearing? Any chance to brinnell the bearing or is the force needed to pull so small compared to the load capability of the bearing that it is not of concern?
 


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