Damper or Dirty Bearings?
Posted June 20, 2000 - 09:30 PM
Posted June 20, 2000 - 09:31 PM
You'll make MILLIONS!
Posted June 20, 2000 - 09:40 PM
I thought the same thing, "who the hell needs a damper when you've got steering like THIS!!!"
I just did my bearings, actually had to replace them, I've only had the bike since July 99!!!!!
If I could make just a couple suggestions;
1. Buy a new upper bearing. That is if your bike is not a 2000. When I bought the new upper bearing form my 99 it has an additional rubber gasket on the top to stop some of that grit and grim from getting in.
2. Use Silkolene RG2 grease. The stuff is awesome. I also used it on my hubs and linkage, I couldn't find any Moly lube I trusted. It actually feels better than when I bought the damn thing! It also was a high melting point to fight the frame heat from the engine oil.
Posted June 20, 2000 - 02:57 PM
My factory manual for my suzuki recommended a specific static amount of force required to move the front wheel, when the front end is off the ground.
This was measured at the end of the handlebar.
Is it recommended for dirt bikes to have the steering head bearings tightened enough so that the unit "sticks" slightly before moving. (built in steering dampening)?
Posted June 20, 2000 - 09:01 PM
**Ride it like you Stole it!**
Rubber Chicken Racing