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    Removing front disc from rotor?

    Iím doing the DMC UK Big Brakes upgrade. I got the hub/rotor assembly off the driverís side without issue (the wheel bearings disassembled themselves as expected), but Iím not sure hit to get the hub off the rotor. I donít want to risk damaging the hub by hitting it with a hammer too hard. I guess I can clamp the hub somehow so I can hit the rotor? Any tips for getting the rotor off?

    Thanks!

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    Use a block of wood to cushion the impact or use a rubber hammer.

    I'd also put the rotor down so the hub is between two items, like the stack of pallets/wood you have in the background, and hit the hub downwards between the gap. If all else fails, use heat on the rotor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dn010 View Post
    Use a block of wood to cushion the impact or use a rubber hammer.
    So, directly into the hub bit in the center of the second photo (the one showing the bake of the rotor), then? Iíll give it a go.

    One more question: is the disc in the middle of the spindle in this picture part of the bearing that I also have to remove? I removed the dust shield and just noticed that but was still there. Just want to make sure I get everything.

    Thanks!

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    Recheck my first post, I edited it to include more info. Also, that is a spacer in the photo and can be left there (part #100025).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dn010 View Post
    Use a block of wood to cushion the impact or use a rubber hammer.

    I'd also put the rotor down so the hub is between two items, like the stack of pallets/wood you have in the background, and hit the hub downwards between the gap. If all else fails, use heat on the rotor.
    The block of wood and a 4 pound hammer was the key ó thanks again!

    Now off to the parts manual to see if that disc on the shaft is part of the bearing or not.

    ó Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by jangell View Post
    The block of wood and a 4 pound hammer was the key ó thanks again!

    Now off to the parts manual to see if that disc on the shaft is part of the bearing or not.

    ó Joe
    It is just a spacer essentially. You can leave it on. It is not part of the bearing.

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    Excellent ó because it really didnít want to come off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dn010 View Post
    Recheck my first post, I edited it to include more info. Also, that is a spacer in the photo and can be left there (part #100025).
    It is best to just leave it alone anyway, I've had these break trying to remove them in the past.
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