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Removing wheels from Billy Goat

The wheel looks like it should just pull off the axle.

The silver collar around the axle is fixed and appears to be part of the axle and not part of the bearing.   It is the black rubber that moves.  Cannot upload a video directly from phone.  

There is no obvious way to grip the silver collar if it is to be unscrewed.  
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  • You're right............ the wheel should pull off   I'd guess the"silver collar" will be the inner section ofthe bearing and it's siezed on the shaft.   Spray some Plusgas on the shaft which may help free it off.   Screw the nut partially on so you don't damage the thread............. then pull on the wheel as hard as you can (ideally, put the machine on its side and lift the machine by this wheel) and then get an assistant to hit the end of the axle with a hammer.......... this will often do the trick.  Can you get behind the wheel to tap it outwards.... you might need a long rod or something + the hammer? 

  • bit like Graham says you might need a puller to get it off if its the drive wheel they might be a keyway on the shaft that has got rusted up 

  • if you have the owners manual there will be a parts diagram

    if not you can find one on line if you know the model number just had a quick skeg loads there but i do not know the model 

  • Unfortunately, I doubt you would be able to use a puller due to the position of the  5 "spokes" of the wheel... 

    • i'm trying the bash it technique, thanks

    • might have to get a bit inventive mtetal bar behind the wheel for the puller or a G clamp

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