Lower steering bearing removal
Posted February 13, 2005 - 08:15 PM
My original lower bearing is toast. I managed to remove the portion with the cage and rollers. Now there is just the metal part that is pressed on the bottom of the stem (inner race bearing?). Does this part have to come off to replace the bearing? And if so, how in the world do I get it off? Hopefully something that doesn't involve taking it to the shop?
Posted February 13, 2005 - 08:32 PM
Posted February 15, 2005 - 05:38 PM
If your stock bearing is already toast, go for it and get the bearing off anyway you can but cutting it off as described above would probably be easiest. The new stock Yamaha bearing came with a new race so that wasn't a issue.
When I got ready to install the new bearing I placed the triple clamp in the freezer for a couple of hours and the new bearing was pretty easy to push into place with little effort. Good Luck...
Posted February 15, 2005 - 07:02 PM
He was able to take it off but the seal (washer) of the bottom was damaged and I wasn't happy with the way the bearing spun afterwards.
I'm just going through the same process , did you have to buy a new seal (washer) for the bottom?
Posted February 15, 2005 - 07:22 PM
Posted February 16, 2005 - 02:25 AM
Ill just take it into the shop where they have the right tool for the job
Posted February 16, 2005 - 05:12 AM
i actually had bought the "All Balls" steering bearing kit........came with both upper and lower bearings and races....and both upper and lower oil seals.........cost me only 35 bucks Canadian for this set.........
Posted February 16, 2005 - 08:33 AM
The upper race is much easier its got a much larger area to contact with the drift.
Put the new races in the freezer for a while and they should slip right in w/o to much effort.
Posted February 16, 2005 - 09:03 AM
I use a 1" dia. 12" long steel drift. It just catches the lip on the lower race and smack it good with a small sledge hammer. Should pop right out.