Steering head bearings

Steve Aronson stevewins at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 16:50:04 PDT 2008


Thanks, on my way to the store for a chisel and drift set.  My drifts are
too short (gunsmithing length).

Steve

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ernest Montague [mailto:afm199 at earthlink.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 7:28 PM
> To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
> Subject: Re: Steering head bearings
> 
> 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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