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Gcarbon73

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guys and gals,

i've got 2 stock stems. one is bent with a perfect bearing (see attached) and one stem that's straight, but with a grinding bearing.

i've been staring at this bearing for weeks now trying to figure out how to remove it.

anyone had success? service manual is no help.

thanks!

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Looking at it again maybe a slide hammer type thing.
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I think you'll mess it up removing it. 

Just buy one... and the "great deal" aftermarket ones on ebay ain't right and don't work (at least on the 07's).

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Yeah...They have them roll crimped in place.
I have some thoughts, but it would take some
time and a tap that costs more then a new post
would.

With the post bearing sitting in the frame race, is
there any clearance from the bottom of the bearing
to the frame ?? And if you have a set of vernier
calipers, what is the I.D. inside the post by the flair ?

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I am about to remove one and change it out. Will have to use a dremmel and take off the flare that holds the bearing on then weld a nut up in the stem on some kind of bushing and get the correct size washer to go under the bolt to hold the beariing on. I'll post pics when I get this figured out but it won't be very difficult I don't believe.
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I just changed the one on my 2010 Walsh stem a week or so ago I use a few screwdrivers as punches and a hammer and got it off. I took it off to get the stem powdered and then reinstalled it
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Yeah, on the Walsh stem the bearing is removable, no so on the stock stem. Completely different design.
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Ooooo... Never had a stock stem so much for my method haha
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The Rath is the same set up as stock..
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Negetive!! The set up looks identical until you look at how the bearing is retained on the bottom. On the bottom of the stock stem the stem tube its self is flared or rolled over to hold the bearing on where the Walsh stem has a bolt in the bottom to hold the bearing on. I'm looking at both right now.
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My bad on that one, you did say Rath, I'm looking at a Walsh so can't speak for the Rath, it could be the same as stock, which would really surprise me if the bearing was not changable on an aftermarket stem.
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Thanks guys! I'll just buy a new one.

I appreciate all the input!!

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