Steering head bearings
Posted February 08, 2001 - 06:53 PM
also does anybody have suggestions on what grease to use when putting it all back together
y2k wr, 13 tooth front,
airbox lid and baffle removed, 180 main, 45 pilot, 426yz er needle,
Posted February 08, 2001 - 08:16 PM
Make sure to specify a european, american or japanese bearing.
I installes a grease zerk on my steering head and keep it filled.
I heard the oil in the frame heats up and cooks the grease out of the steering head
Posted February 08, 2001 - 08:20 PM
Posted February 09, 2001 - 07:04 AM
I would suggest ordering the Yamaha top bearing at least. For 2000/01 the bearing has an extra rubber sealing ring around the top. This will really help keep out the crud.
I've had very good success with Silkolene RG2 grease. It has a very high melting temp and is waterproof. SFO is correct you need something that won't melt from the heat of the oil in the frame, this stuff works.
JJ - 99 WR; WR timed, EKN Needle, Scotts stabalizer, Scotts triple clamps, Pro-Tapers, Michelin S-12's, Terry Cable hot start, MSR Raptor clutch lever, Moose skid plate, Works frame guards, Acerbis Pro Rally guards, Renthal MD-soft grips, Factory Effex graphics, YZ IMS seat base, YZ Factory Effex seat foam and gripper seat cover, YZ rear fender
Posted February 09, 2001 - 08:14 AM