Sealed bearing removal

I've got some moby mags that have shot bearings. How do I get these out? I haven't had any luck rigging a puller, so I'm guessing they need pressed out. Who has replaced these before?

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I think they get heated and they just fall out at like 200 degrees f.

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place a drift or a 3/8 or 1/4 in socket ext in from the other side .

place wheel on table on 2 blocks of wood so wheel is supported and bearing is not

hammer out bearing from opposite side

the real way:

buy a blind bearing puller. use a slide hammer to remove bearing

Sealed bearing removal

Klen Kahdidlehopper /

I wouldnt use a torch to heat up those mag rims.

Magnesium catches on fire when held to a torch.

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mopeds do not by any means have magnesium wheels

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my moped has uranium rims.

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Klen Kahdidlehopper /

why are they called mag wheels then?

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it's a style... like spoked.

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Klen Kahdidlehopper /

It may be a style but a lot of original moped rims,motorcycle rims, and even car rims were made from magnesium or magnesium aluminum alloys so just be carefull. Shave a little metal off with a knife from an unoticable spot and see if it ignites. If not go for it. I just dont want anyone getting hurt or destroying a 100 dollar rim.

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mag rims are just a name....like mag bmx wheels from the 80's.

They are not made of magnesium.

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Klen Kahdidlehopper /

research

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Klen Kahdidlehopper /

example 1

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sorry man. no mopeds have magnesium rims... some aftermarket car rims are, and some crotch rocket. but not mopeds

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Klen Kahdidlehopper /

example 2

Once again just want people to be carefull and not take an oxy acetaline torch to something that could catch on fire and melt a hole a foot into the ground

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that's from a bike. a bmx bike. once again no mopeds have magnesium rims!

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Klen Kahdidlehopper /

research

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Klen Kahdidlehopper /

whats wrong with being catious. Im not trying to be a dick head.

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you are spreading false info

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Klen Kahdidlehopper /

nope im not

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what moped did those come on then? where are the brake accessories?

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Klen Kahdidlehopper /

Thats from a bmx bike from the 80s. mopeds,motorcycles,cars,bikes all kinds of stuff use to have magnesium rims. They usually dont use them anymore because they are highly flamable. It was a lot cheaper back then to make magnesium rims then alluminum ones. Thats why when working on old cast metal rims you should always use caution and make sure they are not magnesium before you apply heat to them

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mopeds did not............

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Klen Kahdidlehopper /

you are incorrect my friend

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i'm done. if anyone comes up with a magnesium rim on a moped i will send you $10.

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Klen Kahdidlehopper /

i have personally worked on rims from a puck newport that said MAGNESIUM on them. Also i just happend to have my rear rim of my fantic motors pepi sport in my house due to a flat tire i was changing. So i decided to shave a little metal off and it caught fire when i held my bic up to it. So i guess some mopeds do have magnesium rims. My puch maxi with magnum rims are not made from magnesium as i allready tested those a while back to see if i could weld a crack in it.

Like i allready said just use cation. some mopeds have magnesium rims. some dont

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anyone else seen a newport rim that said magnesium on it? my offer still stands

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) Cupermcnewbster ( /

get a long punch and a mallet and pound them out. Thats what I did on mine. Worked like a chamP!

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The 1/4 inch socket extension did the trick. Thanks to Matt for the only useful post in this thread (albeit the least entertaining)

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well at least you were entertained!!

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for free i might add

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