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larrikin

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I have to replace my Steering Head Bearings and I was wondering if I should use genuine or aftermarket ones.
I'll also be doing the the fork seals at the same time.


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2Back to top Go down   Steering Head Bearings Empty Re: Steering Head Bearings Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:18 pm

japuentes

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Hi there, regarding the Steering Head Bearings I have not tried to find aftermarket replacements, but for the seals, could not find the correct size among common offer, only from aftermarket motorcycle spares suppliers. And the price saving from the original was so small that I considered the risk wasnt worth it, specially if you think that the original ones lasted almost 25 years.
Hope this helps
Best regards
JAP


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RicK G

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You can get good aftermarket bearings the NTN 4T 320/28X is a good replacement and Koyo also make one as for the fork seals experience of my own and from others here says buy genuine but whatever you do DON'T buy from Pyramid Parts for either as I am in the process of changing the bearings I got from them and replaced the forkseaks sometime ago as one actually turned the seal lip inside out on a big pothole.


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beanoldboy

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After market headset bearings work well , quarter the price , but buy OEM dust seal as the kit seal is way too much work .

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