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Steering Stem Adjustment
Written by goldwingman40 on 5/17/2010 at 04:14 pm

The tapered roller bearing set for the PC is All Balls #22-1020 and can be
purchased from any motorcycle dealer or independent shop that deals with Parts
Unlimited wholesale supply for about $32. If you are installing them make sure
you get the bearing cups fully seated in the steering head on the frame and make
sure the lower bearing cone and seal are fully seated on the steering stem or
they will move and loose preload when you ride and hit large bumps. I have had
mine installed about 4 or 5 years with no problems. Set the preload on the
tapered roller bearings at 24 lb-ft. If you are only resetting the preload on
the stock ball bearings set them at 19-20 lb-ft.

--- In, "perronealessandro@..." <ing.aperrone@...> wrote:
> Dear Frad,
> thank you very much for great advices. I'll follow what on posts you listed
and check the availability of correct tapared roller bearings.
> Have a good week.
> Alex
> --- In, "goldwingman40" <goldwingman@> wrote:
> >
> > Alex,
> > Read these past posts and you might get some ideas to save some work.
> > Post #41935, 48455, 51458, 68847. You may also consider replacing the ball
bearings with tapered roller bearings which have much more contact area and wear
slower and hold preload much, much longer.
> > Fred
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --- In, "perronealessandro@" <ing.aperrone@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi everybody, I'm suffering of a certain amount of play in the steering
bearings and would like to know if someone has experienced a quicker way to
adjust it if not removing handlebars and fork upper clamp. Thank you. Alex
> > >
> >

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