Steering head bearings

Ernest Montague afm199 at
Wed Jun 25 16:27:52 PDT 2008

pound it off carefully with a small cold chisel, around the 
circumference, slowly. You need a cold chisel, a screwdriver will bend

remove the outer races with a drift lower from above, upper from below, 
the frame is cutout to allow a punch to hit the shell

On Jun 25, 2008, at 4:21 PM, Steve Aronson wrote:

> I'm in the middle of replacing the steering head bearings on my '00 
> with
> tapered ones.  Any tips on getting the bottom one off the steering 
> stem,
> it's really stuck on there. Also any tips on removing the old outer 
> races?
> I don't have any special tools, just hammers, sockets, pipes, 
> screwdrivers
> (to act as chisels :)  Thanks.
> Steve

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