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1Back to top Go down   Steering head bearing supplier?? Empty Steering head bearing supplier?? Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:49 pm

Holister

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My local bearing shop want over $40 each for 320/28 bearings.
Anyone know where I can pick these up a bit cheaper? Preferably in Oz.

Also should I use EP greese in these?

Cheers


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1989 K100RT     VIN  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN  0451808
  Steering head bearing supplier?? Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

2Back to top Go down   Steering head bearing supplier?? Empty Re: Steering head bearing supplier?? Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:59 am

TacKler

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I would try another bearing shop.  Next time you head north from Mexico, try buying closer to Brisbane.  I use a bearing place in Beenleigh (Koyo) and I am pretty sure they are nowhere near that price.  One of those bearings used in the three spoke wheels that costs an arm and leg, still cost me about $65 (FAG). 

A steering head bearing will not be subject to the same heat build up as a wheel bearing so I see no need to go for the EP grease.  However you may wish to have one type of grease for all you bearing applications, to try and keep it simple (save money).  A container will last for years.


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3Back to top Go down   Steering head bearing supplier?? Empty Re: Steering head bearing supplier?? Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:58 pm

Holister

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Thanks Dave
I called Beenleigh Bearings and they quoted me $36 each.
Found these online from the UK . AU$50 for the pair incl postage. Not a bad deal. Anyone used these?


.... maybe no heat but there is a bit of pressure in a steering head bearing. I have some Penrite Molygrease EP 3% so I'll use that.

Cheers


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1989 K100RT     VIN  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN  0451808
  Steering head bearing supplier?? Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

4Back to top Go down   Steering head bearing supplier?? Empty Re: Steering head bearing supplier?? Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:01 am

RicK G

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I used them and they lasted about 12 months and 7000k before getting notchy.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

5Back to top Go down   Steering head bearing supplier?? Empty Re: Steering head bearing supplier?? Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:28 am

Holister

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Thanks Rick. Its a sort of biggish job so probably worth spending the money on something decent.
I think I'll just bite the bullet and buy local.

The Pyramid brand on ebay come with seals??? can't find any reference to those on any parts list or r&r instructions. Are they needed?


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1989 K100RT     VIN  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN  0451808
  Steering head bearing supplier?? Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

6Back to top Go down   Steering head bearing supplier?? Empty Re: Steering head bearing supplier?? Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:33 am

RicK G

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The lower one might work but the top one cant because there is nothing to seal against.

The kawasaki front end I have for chookie has them but I am not sure if they are OEM for Kawasaki.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

7Back to top Go down   Steering head bearing supplier?? Empty Re: Steering head bearing supplier?? Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:35 am

Holister

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Finally got around to replacing the stearing head bearings this week. Made a BIG difference to the handling especially at low speed.

All Balls 22-1024 includes 2 bearings and seals. Prices vary greatly but can be had for AU$40+$8 frt on Ebay


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1989 K100RT     VIN  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN  0451808
  Steering head bearing supplier?? Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

8Back to top Go down   Steering head bearing supplier?? Empty Re: Steering head bearing supplier?? Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:44 am

rawdonball

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Let us know how many times you need to re set the adjustment before they settle?
Cheers Nigel
PS - set including dust seal from Munick Motors in Perth were $77


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9Back to top Go down   Steering head bearing supplier?? Empty Re: Steering head bearing supplier?? Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:47 am

Holister

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Local M/C shop for $75 but then I found the same AllBalls kit on Ebay for $48 but they weren't advertised as K bearings.

Gave them an adjustment after 50klm and again today after a coupla hundred. I'll see how they go in a month or so.


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1989 K100RT     VIN  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN  0451808
  Steering head bearing supplier?? Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

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