Part: Rear Wheel Bearing & Seal Kit for Honda CB450 / CL450 / CB500T / CB500K / CB550 K & F
Why You Need This: Wheel bearings are what keep the wheels of your Honda CB450 / CL450 Scrambler / CB500T / CB500K / CB550F / CB550K rolling smooth and trouble free for miles and miles (kilometers if you prefer metric). However, wheel bearings are often a neglected part and can wear out after all the miles the previous owner put on your machine before you. Worn out rear wheel bearings and can cause excessive play in your hub and your wheel to wobble, which just gets worse the more they are used. If the rear wheel bearings on your Honda CB450 / CL450 / CB500 / CB550 are oozing grease, feel "crunchy," or have lateral play (back and forth movement perpendicular to the axle) then it's time to replace your rear wheel bearings.
Our kit includes top quality European made bearings with ample grease packing for both drive side (large) and brake side (small) bearing with a dust seal. While you have the rear wheel off your bike it is a good time to rebuild the rear brake with some new brake shoes. Front wheel bearings for disk brake front wheels on K3 - K7 Honda CB450 and the CB500 / CB550 are also available.
CB500K / CB550K / CB550F Owners: Rear wheel bearing retainer replacements are unavailable so take care to remove it without damaging it. We recommend using our rear wheel bearing retainer tool to accomplish this.
Installation Tip: Use a heat gun on the hub to expand the aluminum and make removing the old bearings and installing the new bearings a lot easier. A long punch or drift will help you remove the old bearings easily but be careful not to damage the hub when driving them out. Tossing the bearings in the freezer for an hour before the job will help with the install. A large socket or a tube just smaller than the new bearing's outer race (diameter) should be used to drive in the new bearings. Do not press on the inner race or the blue dust covers as you will damage the bearing while installing it.