Steering Head Bearings and Races Replaced: How-To With Pictures!

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  1. Jul 27, 2018 #21

    maleko89

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    Happy to help!

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    We use a bead of weld on them at work as well, bearing races the size of dinner plates lol, fall right out.



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    Good write up. Nice pics and details!


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    Has any one drilled the neck and installed a grease fitting? I have owned 2 Harleys and they both had a grease fitting in the neck from the factory. It worked great.
     
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    That was a great write up
    A good way to get outers out
    if you have access to an arc or mig is to run a 1/2 inch to 1 inch bead down the center of the race
    It will drop right out as the weld cools it contracts the race
    Was taught this when I was 20 and starting out
     
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    Not sure i've seen that done and would need to look into the neck to make sure there aren't any openings to lose grease pressure through. I know that the neck lock will be one location and that will in turn allow grease to go into the slot of the locking area in the stem and then out the bottom of the triple. It's hard to know if there will be enough residual resistance to let the grease actually get to all the bearing needles.
     

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