Headstock Bearings - Removal
Stipped of front fairings and bellypan then it had to be blocked up
Then I had to remove the brake calipers both sides and remove the front
Then I had to prise up this which the screen bars slides into
Then romove the nut which holdt the top yoke in place. Might have been
better to undo all pinch bols and slide fork legs out first. but it didn't
seem to make much different
I did that next anyway, here you can see the left fork leg has
been removed and both yokes are in place
The top yoke has been removed The wock special locking rings are next
to be removed
You can either buy a special tool for these, or in my
case a engeneering screwdrewdriver and a hammer was used
then the dust cap was removed and I could see the old style ball bearings
in their race.
New tapered roller bearings of high quality are replacing those
With the bottom yoke off you can see the lower race. I had to slip
up to remove them from the shaft
I jimmied those using the engineering screwdriver and removed the lower
dust cap below them
The top bearings came out easily, the races though are a different
matter. Same top and bottom.
I put the engineering screwdriver in the lip of the races, and doing
one side then the other, I tapped them out using my nylon mallet.
The race from the top. It looks easy looking at the photo's, but I
can assure you it isn't that simple
Next page I will show you roughly how I fitted the new ones. That I
will do another day.
Remember this is how I did things, I take no responsibilty if you try
to do this after seeing these photo's.