WR450 steering head leaking
Posted July 07, 2003 - 03:49 PM
Posted July 08, 2003 - 03:20 AM
Keep us posted on what you find...
Posted July 08, 2003 - 03:30 AM
It was a pain in the butt to grease them but it's something that needs to be done. I am seriously considering performing the zerk mod so I never have to take it a part again!
Posted July 08, 2003 - 03:42 PM
I will also prepare the garage floor for a shower of ball bearings.
Posted July 09, 2003 - 02:06 AM
I had to replace my top steering head bearing. Rust spots appeared just after a few weeks of riding. Bottom was ok. It is a very easy job to do.
Frequent relub is mandatory because the grease in this area gets hot by the engine oil in the frame.
And remember that using pressure washer to wash the bike is efficient, but much less on the linkage points where you have bearings.
Posted July 09, 2003 - 02:17 AM
Installing a grease zerk on the steering head is a must
I zerked my swingarm linkages already but just haven't gotten around to doing the steering head. It's on my list of things to do.
Posted July 09, 2003 - 03:37 AM
Hey who you calling a zerk?
I miss your old tag line....."Sponsors: None. I'm a Zerk."
Posted July 09, 2003 - 03:58 AM
Is it factory steering bearing overlube?
Yea! Like thats ever happened!!!!!
I put a zerk on my steering head years ago and havent had it apart since. Bearings are still tight as ever and just a couple pumps every few rides does the trick!
Posted July 09, 2003 - 08:21 AM
the steering head re-lube process (and linkage too!) is here.
and you can also find some good tips in the Yamaha 250F FAQ,
specifically there is a cleaned up version of my post above here.
ps, also take a look at this post.
jim aka the wrooster