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Old 22 March 2015, 05:34   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha
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As Black Dog said, Unscrew large centre nut until exactly level with centre shaft.. Then soak on Wurth 2040.
ONE person to get two large flat head screwdrivers and wedge them between bezel and steering wheel.
Push down on the screwdrivers with reasonable force whilst person TWO hits the centre shaft hard with decent sized hammer. One hit at a time ... after the first or second wack... it should be off. Haven't failed yet with this method.
Let me know how you get on...

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Old 22 March 2015, 11:31   #12
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Angle grinder !!!!

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Old 24 March 2015, 11:54   #13
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Thank you to everybody that replied, I think I'm going to have a go with a hub puller!

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Old 24 March 2015, 15:13   #14
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Don't forget the hot water
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Old 24 March 2015, 16:49   #15
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Had use a bearing puller on mine. Ally wheel hub on a a stainless keyed shaft.
I was getting to the point where i thought the puller would break. Then...Bang!! off she popped.
Refurbished wheel and re-fitted with copper grease.
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Old 25 March 2015, 10:16   #16
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As an FYI: when my wheel was stuck on (due, I think, to using anti-seize on it), I used heat, penetrating oil, hammers; nothing worked. Ended up putting a hub puller on, cranking it really tight, and left it for about 36 hrs. Eventually the bond gave way (with a resounding bang), cleaned everything up, used normal trailer hub grease, and vowed never to crank down on the steering nut again.


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