I'll keep it short. I removed my rims to get powdercoated. Every articleI've read on this site says to place thehub needle bearings if removed. WellI pulled thehub out of the wheel but never removed the needle bearing or the inner sealed bearing. I'm getting my rims powdercoateda gloss black and I was wondering if would look weird if I did not powdercoat my hub. That way I would not have to remove these 2 bearingsand therefore, not need to replace them.I am also getting my rear pulley powdercoatedbecause it is scratched up (overloaded the warrior saddle bags and it pushed the top belt guard against the pulley and rubbed for a couple miles) 1.) Willthe rear pulley hide my hub so it will not benoticable that the hub is flat black and the rims are wet? Yes, I agree it would look better if it were gloss but I'm a cheapass. 2.) Do I still need to replace the needle bearings anyway simply because I removed the hub from the rim?I was hoping to not have to take thehub assembly apart.3.) And lastly, I could not find a good article on how to remove the front bearings. Any suggestions??I put the rear rim by the gas fireplace for a couple minutes and thebearings popped out like a charm. The front is suppose to be the easy one, I've had no such luck.