Greasing steering head and suspension linkage
Posted August 18, 2005 - 01:46 PM
Thanks in advance.
Posted August 18, 2005 - 03:09 PM
The Yamaha factory is quite dodgy when it comes to greasing things.
You should do all your wheel bearings too. You will find they are probably dry.
With the head set bearings, since the oil is in the frame, it heats up and melts the
grease out of the bearings. Not good.
Posted August 18, 2005 - 03:38 PM
Posted August 18, 2005 - 04:01 PM
Posted August 18, 2005 - 04:46 PM
Posted August 18, 2005 - 06:32 PM
Posted August 18, 2005 - 07:06 PM
Just did lower shock mount plus the lowest linkage bolt/needle bearings. man those needles dislodge easily! After some needle replacement and greasing all was well and buttoned everything together. Too tired to get other linkage points tonight- but they are less stressed than the main bottom one...
Thanks again for encouraging me to do this- it was definitely needed.
Posted August 18, 2005 - 07:20 PM
Posted August 19, 2005 - 03:57 AM
Can you imagine the job of "steering head wiping guy"??? A long , painful life of drugs and alcohol awaits him.
Posted August 19, 2005 - 05:04 AM
But it worked.
For the stem nut it is not tight at all- I simply snugged up the crescent wrench centered on the little notches and it loosened up easily.
Posted August 19, 2005 - 12:25 PM
Posted August 19, 2005 - 05:13 PM
The torque spec for the nut on top of the upper triple clamp is 105 Ft/lbs....it's best to remove the bars....the adjusting nut should just touching the bearing race. When you torque the top nut it'll take up the clearance and be just about perfect.
Agreed that it is better to remove bars. I was tired and just wanted to get it done, plus did not have the correct socket. My Yamaha manual was not handy so I looked at my KX manual which spec'd only 53. Seems like a huge variation, and 105 seems excessively high. Just my .02.
Posted August 21, 2005 - 06:28 PM