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DIY? Tightening Steering Head Bearings
Written by CalvinFold on 1/22/2007 at 03:39 pm

I think my steering head bearings may be loose. I have the All Balls
tapered bearings but the front-end wobble is back and the steering is
feeling and acting loose again (when unweighted the steering "flops
over" from center very fast).

What do I need to check the torque on the bearings?

How do I properly tighten them?

What tools do I need?

How much plastic do I need to remove?

Thanks in advance,

Kevin
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Monday, January 22, 2007 || 7:40 AM

Message Thread for message #68839

CalvinFold
1/22/2007, 03:39 pm
DIY? Tightening Steering Head Bearings
I think my steering head bearings may be loose. I have the All Balls tapered bearings but the front-end wobble is back and the steering is feeling and acting loose again (when unweighted the steering "flops over" from center very fa

    goldwingman40
    1/23/2007, 01:11 am
    DIY? Tightening Steering Head Bearings
    Kevin, I have a three special tools that I made to allow me to reset the torque on the steering head without pulling EVERYTHING appart. I made a socket with about a 3/8" slot up the side that fits the steering stem nut. This allows yo