Front Wheel Bearing

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For the last two years since I restored my 1968 Commando I've noticed lines of grease sprayed on the left side of the front wheel hub. How serious is this? I don't want the front wheel to seize while I'm riding. How long does it take to replace the bearings and what is the cost of a sealed set? Thanks!
 
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Thanks for your reply. How much did they cost and and how long did the job take you to complete?
 
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I'm sure the search feature would help here as it has been a while. I used a heat gun to expand the hub and froze the bearings . The retaining rings are the issue as they have to be unscrewed the correct direction depending on your year model. Again use a heat gun to unscrew.
 

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The retaining rings are the issue as they have to be unscrewed the correct direction depending on your year model.
It really has more to do with which side of the wheel the bearing retaining lockring is.

If on the left side, it's normally RIGHT-HAND thread.
If on the right, it's normally LEFT-HAND thread.
 
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