1st Gen Steering Head issue
afm199 at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 12 22:58:13 PDT 2007
If that steering head bearing was tightened to 30 ft lbs, that is the
problem. When it is backed off a half turn it probably will work fine,
if the shell is not brinelled.
On Sep 12, 2007, at 10:29 PM, Robert Clifford wrote:
> If the triple tree is properly tighten, and the races aren't grooved
> or dented, check to see if the races are loose in the frame.
> On a badly crashed FZR400 frame we brought in to GPFrameAndWheel,
> Gerry pointed out the slightly egged out neck. You could rock the
> races back and forth.
> I believe he said some frames are more susceptible than others. Don't
> know if this is true with the 1st gen.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian LaSalle"
> <brian_99sv at yahoo.com>
> To: <sv650 at micapeak.com>
> Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 5:29 AM
> Subject: 1st Gen Steering Head issue
>> I crashed the hell out of my SV lowsiding in turn 10 at Summit Point
>> back in July - the forks & lower triple were bent/twisted. I bought
>> a whole new front end off a lister here (Thanks Randy!) and finally
>> got everything back together this weekend. The problem I am having
>> is that when test riding the bike (at 20 mph) when I brake - there is
>> a noticable CLICK from the steering head and it feels like the
>> steering head moves. (It's not the first gen THUNK - I know all
>> about that one) This really seems like things are not tightened down
>> properly or seated properly. I tore the whole thing apart, and put
>> it back together again, cinched everything as tight as I can - exact
>> same issue. Also - I do not have the Suzuki $85 steering head nut
>> tool and I am using visegrips to tighten that down - am I just not
>> getting enought torque in there to seat it all properly?
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