Motorcycle Steering Stem Bearing Replacement

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Steering Stem Bearings are prone to uneven wear simply because they tend to only turn a few degrees during their lifetime. These bearings also have a lot of stress on them from the weight of the bike and pressure from the forks and triple tree under stress. Steering Head Bearings are not hard to replace if you have the correct tools and follow the right steps. This video outlines the proper way to disassemble your bike and replace both bearings and their outer races. We also demonstrate the use of a few of the specialty tools we carry to make replacing your steering stem bearings an easy task. Get all the parts and tools you need including OEM parts for your bike, today at Rocky Mountain ATV/MC!

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Title : Motorcycle Steering Stem Bearing Replacement
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    • It gets the job done. Takes a little longer, but works. Got to love factory OEM quality parts! Let us know if you run into any questions. Thanks *Vinny*

    • Chisel method does not work for me. I knock off the outer bearings, then use a Dremel with a small cutting wheel to cut a notch in the inner race. Hit it with a little heat, then use a punch in the notch to spin the race. Once you can spin it, it should slide off. Same concept as removing a stripped nut.

  • If this were a street bike, it would be important to tighten the steering stem nut so that when the wheel is on and it’s all been put together below, that there is a bit of drag when turning. What happens is if these are a bit loose, they will bang the rollers into the races every time you hit a pothole. What happens with street bikes is that you spend most of your riding going straight down the highway, and those rollers wear a groove into the races in time. The tighter they are, the less banging there will be, and they will last longer, but will eventually wear “notchy”, that is the wheel when off the ground, can be moved by hand and a definite notch in the middle will be felt. This can wear you out on a road trip. It can fatigue you within a number of hours and make your long trip miserable. These have to be checked as the miles roll by. Check them at least every 10,000 miles, to see that they are not getting loose, (front to rear play when pulling on the forks legs by the wheel, when off the ground) while also checking for a notchy place in the front wheel, where it likes to settle when straight.

  • Every brand new mx bike ive bought since 1980 never had near enough grease to call the bearing greaesed. I do a full tear down and grease every pivot and bearing on the bike before i ride them now. Also i blue loctight all the bolts for the plastics and anything else that likes to come loose

  • Most every bicycle shop has the park headset bearing remover. Or make one with a cutoff wheel on the disc grinder and weld a nut to the top to hammer on.

  • i got a bike with a bent tube that i replaced, but my tubes are very hard to install/remove, they don’t just fall out like the video, do i have to buy a new triple clamp?

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