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Old 08-12-2017, 09:45 AM   #1
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Steering head bearings

06 Nomad 60k miles. Replaced mine a few years ago along with the races and greased well. I am having no problems but on another thread they stated that along with fork oil, they should be replaced every 15k miles or so. If they are still in good shape can I get by with just greasing them? If no and there is no wear on the races can I just replace the bearings? Do I need to worry about doing anything if there is no evidence of a problem? Since it rains darn near everyday and is fried hell hot, riding time limited so thinking on things that may need doing before a trip in October.


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Old 08-12-2017, 09:52 AM   #2
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As long as bearings are adjusted properly, and kept well greased, they will last a very, very long time. These are the same type bearings used in the spindles on automobiles and look how long they last, and how much weight they support.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:44 PM   #3
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As long as bearings are adjusted properly, and kept well greased, they will last a very, very long time. These are the same type bearings used in the spindles on automobiles and look how long they last, and how much weight they support.
What VE Said! Always remember the old saying, outta site outta mind....
I've known people that know its time to do some maint. but put it off till next season, then it gets pushed back again, and again.
Thats the reason why I do Zerk fittings on my neck and swingarm. Those bearings are completely forgotten after a while. And after all, all your bikes weight in sitting on those lower steering stem bearings.
Heat and use wash the grease right out, dripping on the ground.
Every year, I give those zerks about a shot and a 1/2 of grease, nary a problem in 30+ years and 3 bikes....
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Old 08-13-2017, 05:18 PM   #4
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I've known people that know its time to do some maint. but put it off till next season, then it gets pushed back again, and again.
What ,.. are you talking about me. Yup , I notched them. Don't be a dumb ass like me.

DL how did you add Zirc fittings?
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What ,.. are you talking about me. Yup , I notched them. Don't be a dumb ass like me.

DL how did you add Zirc fittings?
Here ya go.....
http://www.vulcangadgets.com/files/h...eringlube.html
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