Now I’ve moved onto the wheels. I’ve cut the spokes, removed the tires, cleaned the rims, and am now replacing sections of the inner parts of the wheel hub. I purchased the bearings and seal kits for both the front and rear wheels from All Balls Racing. They also sell the steering bearings in a kit as well. They are a super good value and are way cheaper than buying the genuine Honda parts from Partzilla or somewhere else.
To remove the retainers, I purchased a tool from Carpy’s Cafe Racers in Anaheim. I know I could have made something or hammered the retainers until they came off. For the front wheel, because the retainer was already pretty mangled, that’s exactly what I did. I just used a screwdriver and a hammer until I took it off. Here’s how I had to use the tool:
Once the retainers are removed, you have to remove the bearings. To do this, you’ll also need special tools. When you need a special tool, something good to ask is, “can I rent this anywhere and not have to buy it?” As a matter of fact, AutoZone has a tool (blind hole puller) that is a free rental that can remove these bearings. The slide hammer may not have enough force to remove some of the bearings. I had to use a trick where I needed to insert the tool backwards and hammer from the back end of the slide puller:
This is definitely one of the most physically demanding jobs on the CB. Please write any comments or ask me any questions you may have on the contacts page.