Steering head bearings.....and YZ85 bars
Posted March 08, 2003 - 01:08 PM
I also put my YZ 85 bend renthals on. this is the way to go. nice and high, didnt have to cut the ends off, and still plenty of room for everything.
Posted March 09, 2003 - 09:37 AM
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Posted March 10, 2003 - 03:43 PM
anyway....yes a torque wrench fits on it, and the part # is
Posted March 11, 2003 - 12:50 AM
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Posted March 16, 2003 - 06:49 AM
Regrease everything before riding a new bike. It is a must.
I bought my 02 WR 426 late last fall. I rode 200 km on it before getting it in the basement. I did all kind of mods to it and I finished by the lube job last month. The top steering head bearing add rust spots and the bottom one was dry. I replaced the top one ($80.00 cdn), installed a grease nipples and filled the steering head assly with synthetic grease. The swingarm and the linkage bearings were OK, but a bit dry. I cleaned and regreased the whole assly. The seals seem to do a good job of keeping the dirt out of this area. Even considering the lack of lubricant.
I tought that the Japanese bike makers had the top system for quality control. They build a great machine and blemish its reputation with something that is so easy to correct. Too bad.
Posted March 16, 2003 - 08:02 AM
i'd gladly pay a few extra bucks to have it done right from the factory.
Posted March 16, 2003 - 04:33 PM
Posted March 16, 2003 - 05:45 PM
I just finished the zerk project on all the swingarm components but didn't get around to the head tube bearings. This week I will do it. I had considered the zerk in the head tube because, like the swingarm linkages, you only need to take it apart once and not again for quite some time. I read from a post a while back that the head tube holds almost a full can of grease. Some people don't want the extra weight but it can't be all that much. So, can you take the top triple clamp off without removing the bars first??
Posted March 18, 2003 - 04:05 PM