Head race bearings (Tapered)

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Head race bearings (Tapered)

Post by B4k88r » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:00 pm

OK I have replaced the above with new tapered bearings

searching threads I have followed the advice below but not sure of the top steering nut torque settings - is it 140 nm as per the book

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I'll say it again, DO NOT TORQUE TAPER HEAD RACE BEARINGS! Just nip them up to take out the play, any kind of torque will crush them. The torque settings in the manual are for OE ball race bearings.

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Re: Head race bearings (Tapered)

Post by B4k88r » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:32 am

Anyone? As riding it around Thruxton in Tuesday 😁
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Re: Head race bearings (Tapered)

Post by richyrd5 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:23 am

As stated bud,dont torque tapered bearings,take the play out of them,tighten until the steering is smooth then lock the adjusting nut with top nut...

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Re: Head race bearings (Tapered)

Post by B4k88r » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:08 pm

Yes I have done all that. It’s the top but I’m not sure about. Do you torque that to 140 nb

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Re: Head race bearings (Tapered)

Post by billgrundies » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:05 pm

23 to 25nm is enough.

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Re: Head race bearings (Tapered)

Post by B4k88r » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:11 am

Thanks

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Re: Head race bearings (Tapered)

Post by richyrd5 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:39 am

Just tight enough to lock it off but not turn the adjuster,then use lock washer tabs to lock both...


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