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Offline uralrob

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Steering stem bearings
on: April 03, 2020, 02:52:22 PM


 The manual calls for them to be greased every 24000 km.

 Anyone doing that?

 Anyone had to replace them? If so, at what mileage?

 Thanks.

 Rob.

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Re: Steering stem bearings
Reply #1 on: April 03, 2020, 03:22:05 PM
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]
The manual calls for them to be greased every 24000 km.
Anyone doing that?
Anyone had to replace them? If so, at what mileage?
Thanks.
Rob.

Rob

A tip I was told from a mechanic friend of mine was:

Get some Waterproof White Grease with PTFE in a spray can and with a fine tube spray can top, spray / inject it into the bearings in situ :028:
The aerosol spray carrier takes the grease right into the bearings and then evaporates leaving the grease to do its job  :7:
(Bit like chain grease)

Saves taking it all apart  :027:

Richard    :001: 

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Re: Steering stem bearings
Reply #2 on: April 03, 2020, 04:33:43 PM


 Well worth a look  :028: :028: .

 Even to remove the forks I followed Bart's advice and removed the instrument panel first. The big V is not the joy to work on that the little V. is.
 I'll let you know when i get to it whether I can get near the stem bearings with a rattle can without removing a bunch of stuff.

  :031:

 Rob.