steering bearings

i have an 02 wr426 (1 1/2 month old) and the steering bearings are shoot (i repacked them before i even rode it) has anyone else had this problem?? :)

Originally posted by robswr426:

i have an 02 wr426 (1 1/2 month old) and the steering bearings are shoot (i repacked them before i even rode it) has anyone else had this problem?? :)

You must have had yours way to tight if you regreased your bearings when you bought the bike, and they are shot after 1 1/2 months.

I have a 00' yz426f, and have just greased mine this year for the first time, and they are fine. The swingarm bearings just had a little wear, nothing major. And I know I was very lucky to get away with this.

~Hitman~

nope they where done to spec's

When i tightened mine as per the manual I had to back it off a tad because it tightened up after torquing up the top triple clamp centre nut.

Maybe your new bearings were so smooth you could not feel the extra tightness so thats why you ran it like that?

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