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Old 05-09-2019, 01:01 PM   #12
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This was all about 5 years ago I think, so not the freshest in my memory. It was also my first time working with bearings or steering heads, but it was part of the R1 front-end swap process. I rented a bearing install/removal kit from Auto-Zone, but a primary tool in the process was a massive flat-head screwdriver.
The upper I don't recall being too difficult to come off, maybe I had a better angle or more lip. I struggled a bit getting it seated properly, but got there eventually. I did put the new races in the freezer overnight, and torched the steering head before install. I remember that.
The lower was just a nightmare... Definitely a lack of a lip, lack of any good leverage point. I remember thinking SO MANY times throughout the process, "I have to be doing something wrong, there HAS to be another way...". I was using torches on the steering head to heat it, whatever I could. I think I was mostly using the long flat-head to get the job done. I can't remember what finally got it, or if it was just doing that over and over.

I am trying to get all I need for the job to get it done in a few hrs, I will also change the forks oil while I have them out,I found a place to get dry ice, will purchase a 9 inch punch and some chisels from harbor freight.
my steering feels like a balance nob on a stereo, it has a notch exactly at 12 O'clock position real bad.
I hope the steering stem did not get damaged.

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