How to remove old ball bearing chase on triple tree


Vintage Bike Fan
How can I get the lower OEM ball bearing chase off the lower triple tree. Replacing with allballsracing bearings (shown).
Is there a special tool or trick?


Over 1,000 Posts
Remove rubber seal first. Punch out with large slot screwdriver and hammer. The thin washer will deform but can be hammered flat again if you need to reuse it.


New Member
I just did this exact thing on my 1980 CM400T. I second removing the rubber seal, but then I used two big screwdrivers on opposite sides and pried up under the chase using the two steering stops as pry points. Popped off real slick. Before that I tried hammering it off and it didn't budge. I was surprised how easy the pry method worked.

Good luck.


Vintage Bike Fan
Thanks guys, I ended up putting a grove in it with a dremmel and then took a cold chisel and whacked it a few times until it popped like a Cicada in summer on a sidewalk. :)

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