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Offline MortGarson

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torrington bearing. how many rolers
« on: June 11, 2019, 10:44:15 PM »
Hi everyone.
I'm sure this has been asked but I cant find where. How many rollers are in a torrington cam bearing. The Koyo replacement has 29 however I only fished 25 out of the old one. The bearing lost rollers when I was trying to pull it out. Im hoping the older ones had less bearings otherwise the missing ones are inside my crankcase.
Thanks for your help
Glenn

Offline MortGarson

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Re: torrington bearing. how many rolers
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 11:25:19 PM »
just found two more in the cam chest so I guess it is suppose to have 29. Magnet down the crankcase I guess, or case splitting time

Offline Scotty

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Re: torrington bearing. how many rolers
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 11:40:52 PM »
Sometimes not using the right tool to remove that bearing ends up costing more in the long run than the tool.
Good luck hope you find them all.

Offline Mule

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Re: torrington bearing. how many rolers
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 08:34:19 AM »
29 is correct

Offline MortGarson

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Re: torrington bearing. how many rolers
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 12:52:14 AM »
I found the rest of the loose bearings. I spent hours fishing through the crankcase cylinder holes to no avail with a flexible magnet rod thing . I then bent the mechanics flexible magnet on a stick thing through the cam bearing hole and retrieved them both with in 1 minute. Now I can chuck the bike on a trailer and get the local harley shop (not a dealer) to pull the bearing out and put the new one in. I'm not buying a special tool for a job I hopefully wont have to do again for another 100,000 miles.
Cheers Glenn

Offline Scotty

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Re: torrington bearing. how many rolers
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 03:06:16 AM »
I'm not buying a special tool for a job I hopefully wont have to do again for another 100,000 miles.

You are just not a tool junkie like some of us   :hyst:
Good that you found all the pieces though.

Offline Dan89flstc

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Re: torrington bearing. how many rolers
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 05:44:53 AM »
  I'm not buying a special tool for a job I hopefully wont have to do again for another 100,000 miles.

The one in my `89 has 140k on it so far, I`m not buying the tool either. :soda:
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Re: torrington bearing. how many rolers
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 09:27:56 AM »
I have the tools for both EVO/Shovel and TC.

Reasonable rates for professional personal service.

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They don't call me Ironhead Rick just because I'm "hard headed"

Offline thumper 823

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Re: torrington bearing. how many rolers
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 09:28:18 AM »
Georges Garge is 80 bucks-
Plus it is a GREAT PLACE!
Seems cheap compared to a case split or dragging dwn twn to some other
place that will charge you the same monies as a tool to do it.
I think removed mine using a lifter removal tool......over 7 years ago.
But like said I don't mind buying tools-they are cheaper than paying for someone else's education at your expense
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Offline HOGMIKE

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Re: torrington bearing. how many rolers
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 09:34:47 AM »
Georges Garge is 80 bucks-
Plus it is a GREAT PLACE!
Seems cheap compared to a case split or dragging dwn twn to some other
place that will charge you the same monies as a tool to do it.
I think removed mine using a lifter removal tool......over 7 years ago.
But like said I don't mind buying tools-they are cheaper than paying for someone else's education at your expense

Got the same mind set!
I have a small tool cabinet just for Harley tools, either ones Iíve made or store bought. Got lots of Georgeís stuff. Good tools.

Use them often and saves an expensive trip to a shop.
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Offline screem

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Re: torrington bearing. how many rolers
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2019, 12:42:08 PM »
+1 on buying specialty tools, i have a collection of inexpensive specialty tools, some i bought, some i have made, i always figure i can do just as well as most of motorcycle " mechanics" out there. sometimes it takes me a try or two, lots of reading and watching youtube videos, not much i cant figure out, at fraction of the cost of the dealer or local Indie shop. i havent had any of my bikes in a shop in years.. and they always run right.