I will be installing new steering bearings soon - thanks for the writeup!!
The part about the bearings being taller has been mentioned by others in the past. Thanks for highlighting it.
This has always worried me and I am leaning toward going with regular bearings rather than All Balls for this reason only.
My bike and my life are riding on my forks and steering and it seems a little scary to have it held together with "BARELY any threads".
I would be interested in hearing what others have to say about this?
Thanks again for your informative post. I am giving you a green +1. I know there is a sticky on this (Rainman did an EXCELLENT job) but it is always good to hear from multiple people.