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hi all,

I'm trying to install the front mod guard back to fork but having a hard time to pass it through the bearing holder/plate. The hole on the mud guard seems too small to pass through the bearing holder. Do I have to remove that bearing holder or is there a trick to do this? please help and thanks in advance.
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It needs to be removed
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...which is no fun and often results in a mangled dust shield, that sheet metal piece that's trapped there by the pressed on bearing. I like to save the original dust shield if I can. You can try this:

Use a thin sharp putty knife tapped in between the fork casting and bottom of the dust shield, working your way around and opening a gap a little at a time. then switch to a thin screw driver doing the same, and when you have enough gap use two stout screwdrivers at 180 degrees and gently pry in the gap. Bearing should pop off.
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I employ Voodoo's method with one of these, a linoleum knife, and it leaves the piece with very little to no damage which means it can be reused. Just tap the back of the knife with a small hammer all the way around, and off it comes.

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Thanks, everyone for the trick. Would applying some heat help too? I also have press if that could be useful?
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Dvpham wrote:
Thanks, everyone for the trick. Would applying some heat help too? I also have press if that could be useful?
Yes. Heat it up real good. Piping hot. Will come off much easier and when you put it back do the same. Just did it 3 times today. Swapping my Vespa fork into the new to me 62 Allstate I just took ownership of.
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Awesome, thanks everyone so much !!!
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