Steering issue on 2006 yz450f, need help



8 replies to this topic
  • Kennethyz450f

Posted May 15, 2014 - 11:14 PM

#1

So I went to take my bike out today and i noticed thesteering to be kindove jerky. I got the front wheel off the ground pushed the steering from lock to lock and it is not smooth and little bit resistant. The manual says to play with the ring nut or inspect the bearings. hoping for a little more detailed advice. much appreciated! do I need to grease the bearings? What do I need to know before taking it apart ? Thanks!



  • gimped up

Posted May 15, 2014 - 11:50 PM

#2

So I went to take my bike out today and i noticed thesteering to be kindove jerky. I got the front wheel off the ground pushed the steering from lock to lock and it is not smooth and little bit resistant. The manual says to play with the ring nut or inspect the bearings. hoping for a little more detailed advice. much appreciated! do I need to grease the bearings? What do I need to know before taking it apart ? Thanks!

Yes they need grease, but may be falling apart.
You truly need to take it apart.

  • Cyclemedic

Posted May 15, 2014 - 11:53 PM

#3

Maybe time for new bearings and races.

  • Kennethyz450f

Posted May 15, 2014 - 11:58 PM

#4

Am I ok to go for a ride this weekend before changing them?



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  • gimped up

Posted May 16, 2014 - 12:01 AM

#5

Am I ok to go for a ride this weekend before changing them?

Ever see pics of bikes broken in half?

  • Kennethyz450f

Posted May 16, 2014 - 01:39 AM

#6

Ever see pics of bikes broken in half?

Ok well no need to be a prick I was just asking



  • gimped up

Posted May 16, 2014 - 01:48 AM

#7

Ok well no need to be a prick I was just asking

they can break steering stem if bearings aren't tight enough.
I'd truly hate to see it happen to anyone.
Best if you can take the time and check it out, grease it at least.

  • billygildark5007

Posted May 16, 2014 - 12:49 PM

#8

Make sure to check your wheel bearings to. They might be to weird steering your feeling

  • Kennethyz450f

Posted October 13, 2014 - 12:34 AM

#9

Changed Bearings and races. Bit of a job. Lots of useful tips on youtube about doing it without any fancy presses and pullers.







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