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    buddy berring tricks?

    trying to install them an all they do is pop of everytime i try to tap them on,any tricks?also tried to use a block of wood with no success.


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    Just got done installing them on my trailer also, and had some problems. Just kept at it and finally got them on. Are they the same size as the caps that came off? I gave up on the block of wood and just pounded on the bearing buddy itself, took a while but I finally got them.

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    Had same issues. I took them on a grinder and just barely angled the first mm or so to assist in getting them started. Worked great. Very tight. I've got another trailer that had them on from factory though and I cant seem to keep them from backing out!!. Guess I'll have to drill through hub and tap in a set screw.

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    just make sure that the mechanism inside the bearing buddy when full of grease doesn`t rub the axle shaft or take out the cotter pin...
    I found some of these cheaper bearing buddies found at Wally World to not fit properly...

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    Yeah, they can be tight. Just hold it as straight as possible with your hand and tap on it firmly directly with a hammer. Make sure to try and go around it circular on every tap. Once you get it started, just make sure to keep tapping around it so it goes on straight and doesn't cock.

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    They are tough to get in. I've had some trailers be easy, but usually not. I put a little grease around the inside to help it get started. Not sure if it helps but it can't hurt. The grinder idea is good, never even thought of it.

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    Yes it would be very good to grease the inner hub or bearing buddy surface *if* it is tight. That will also help keep it sealed. I would not do that if it were loose.

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