race puller

How to pull the tapered bearing races out of steering heads of a BMW motorcycle.  Matra had no solution, but a tool was found that did the job very well.

That is a wonderful tool and every BMW mechanic should have it.  However, never use it as suggested to remove a wheel bearing from a hub.  You probably will damage the hub of wheels before 1984.

Notice that there is no date on the bulletin.  It is signed by Gene Shirley, my former partner at Butler & Smith.  He knew better than to suggest using it on wheels between 1970 and 84.  In 84 BMW finally had the bore lined with a steel sleeve.  It only took them 13 years and thousands of ruined wheels to fix it.