I just never posted about it — been too busy riding! I ended up getting those stuck bearings taken care of on the Honda Nighthawk, and just haven’t posted about it (till now).
After heating the hub (instead of the wheel) I was able to finally use the Harbor Freight Blind Bearing Puller to remove the wheel bearings. No need to take it to the shop! I don’t know why I didn’t think of that before… anyways..
So I got the bearing out, lubed and cleaned it all up, and then I couldn’t get it back in. I ended up damaging one of the inner races on the bearings thinking that I could pound it in with an old bearing. My mistake! Thankfully, Bob Jo Cycle Co happens to have a lot of the things that I need in stock. I bought a replacement bearing and got back to work.
After coming to my senses, I bought a 32mm socket to seat the bearing “properly” — I sure wasn’t about to spend another $50 on a “bearing seater” when I could just use that, especially since all the pros on YouTube do it that way!
Getting the bearings seated and getting the wheel back on made it all seem like a quick job. If I had those tools in the first place, I would have been in much better shape! Oh well, next time!