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Steering head bearings

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anyboby know of a good place to get new steering head bearrings. my dealers says it will take at leaset a week to get and will be $30, and that is with out the greese seal.

also does anybody have suggestions on what grease to use when putting it all back together

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y2k wr, 13 tooth front,

airbox lid and baffle removed, 180 main, 45 pilot, 426yz er needle,

wr timing

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try a local bearing house

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

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when i buy bearings i go to a local bearing shop. thay are in the yellow pages and can save you a bunch of money. all you need is the bearing# and maunufacturer. it is written on the bearing somewhere, or you can go to the local yamaha shop and get it from them (not the yamaha part#----the manufacturer and manu. part#).

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I've been down this road before...

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.

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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

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If you go the bearing house route make sure and measure the OD/ID of the old & new bearings. A friend recently rebuilt his table saw and purchased new bearings but the counter person only looked at the number on the bearing - apparently the number on the bearing only defines the the OD, the number on the box will determine the OD & ID. He went to press the bearing on to the shaft and shattered the inner bearing race.

Brian

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