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PostSubject: How to spring balancing head bearings advice   How to spring balancing head bearings advice I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 26, 2019 4:32 am

HI all so head bearings installed went with standard ones in the end ..So my question is this, looking at the manual it gives the spring balancing technique in a diagram is that with handle bars fully assembled switch gear mirrors the lot etc  or just the stem ? Cheers k
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PostSubject: Re: How to spring balancing head bearings advice   How to spring balancing head bearings advice I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 26, 2019 5:52 am

Hi bud, it's just the stem, otherwise you would be putting stuff on & off until the adjustment was right, that & it says ...  

If the readings do not fall within limits, readjust the steering top thread.

Install the removed parts in reverse order of removal

... in my workshop manual Wink
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PostSubject: Re: How to spring balancing head bearings advice   How to spring balancing head bearings advice I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 27, 2019 9:50 am

Hi Bern cheers for the advice I have a manual but was unsure because it says rebuild handle bars etc then the spring test is after that..anyway I managed to do it to torque spec and it is a vast improvement over my spring balance attempts ...cheers again
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PostSubject: Re: How to spring balancing head bearings advice   How to spring balancing head bearings advice I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 27, 2019 12:06 pm

Well done bud, now get out & enjoy it while we still have a bit of sunny
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PostSubject: Re: How to spring balancing head bearings advice   How to spring balancing head bearings advice I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 28, 2019 7:02 am

Off to Spain and south of France this Sunday Smile
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Cool Have a great time Smile Fun in the sun sunny
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PostSubject: Re: How to spring balancing head bearings advice   How to spring balancing head bearings advice I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 28, 2019 1:22 pm

On quick way to check head bearings is to hold the front brake and rock the bike back and forth a bit. If it's seriously loose you'll feel or hear a slight click or clunk as the bike moves to and fro.

Been wanting to use the word fro for a long time.
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