NX250/AX-1 steering head bearing removal

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The day has come to replace the steering head bearing on a friends bike. I wanted to try a more elegant approach than heat/hammer/chisel as i needed to save the bearing seal if possible.

I started by cutting a slot on both sides of the bearing using an angle grinder.

Filed the head two hex bolts to fit into the slot.

I then attached these bolts to a bearing puller and sandwiched everything in a vise

The moment of truth, I started tightening the bearing puller until i heard the rewarding cracking sound that meant that the bearing has moved.

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