I used this tool on a 14 RM-Z250. For the steering head top race the tool worked fine. For the bottom race I had to bend the flanges of the tool to get the race out. Over all a great tool.
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Worked good and got the job done but kept slipping off lower race at each hit, got it after a while though.
This did a good job at removing the races from my 08 RM250 and I had no issues with the process. I'm giving it four stars because if you look closely at the tool when it sits on the races, the prongs do not sit PERFECTLY or completely on the race. But really for the price it was a good deal. No complaints
I have a 2005 YZ250 I'm building as a spare bike for friends and I found this tool online and decided to give it a try. After I ordered it I saw reviews about how it rounded corners, and failed to work etc... So I get the tool, and presto it bangs out the lower race of the YZ Steering stem like it's not even there. Then I go to do the top race and..... NOPE.... the lip on the bearing is so tiny thanks to the thick Aluminum Frame relief (gee thanks Yamaha) that the tool simply won't hold onto the race and pushes past every time... Until... I got an idea, and took a 27mm impact socket and gently tapped it into the tool to create pressure forcing the fingers to stay under the lip of the bearing race. One, two, three gentle taps on the bottom of the Park Tool Race Remover, and once again, presto! the race is out and I'm in business.
I think this is one of the best tools I've discovered in a long time. It's so worth the money to save the headache of cutting, or beating the heck out of bearing races with chisels or screwdrivers. Get one, Yesterday!
Everyone was saying how hard the races were to remove. Even welding tabs to the bearing. three hits with a hammer on each bearing. Tool fit well and caught the bearing evenly. Looking forward to using other tools.
Tool works much better than using a drift and a hammer or other methods I've used. Will not work with some steering stems that have a taper at the bottom. Overall a good tool for the toolbox.
After a couple whacks the edges started to round off, but there's a solution. Use a grinder to restore back to new, heat the frame with a torch, give it a couple whacks and itll pop out like it's supposed to
Inserted the tool into the frame ,2 or 3 hits ,hey presto.The tool knocks the race out square which is important with the alloy frames . It will be in my tool box for a long time.
The way the tool is designed it passes by the race, the races for steering stem set back to far for this tool to work and help with getting races out.
I was not sure when I ordered....but works great and not ruining any more screwdrivers. Lol
RT-2 fits most brands with 35–55mm (1-1/2" – 2-3/16") bearing races.