Yep its time for steering head bearings. 22-1008 | All Balls Racing Usually the first thing I do to a new to me bike.
Hi. New member here. I have a 93 TW with 6500 miles. It is in amazing shape. It seems to have been very well kept. I have owned it since 10/15. There seems to be a noticeable detent when the steering is centered. Is this normal? The steering/bearings seem smooth otherwise. Thanks.
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Thanks. Ordered. Needed new tires anyway. Going to do it all at once.
Once you get the old bearings and races off put the steering head races along with the lower stem into the freezer. Put the bearings on a hot plate or stove. They will pretty much just fall into place. Also use some good marine grade waterproof grease.
Thanks everyone. I replaced the bearings. I took the stem to a shop to have them press the old bottom bearing off and press the new one on. I didn't want to damage the stem and it was only $20.00. I had never done this particular job before so now that I have I am not afraid of it. Steering is much, much better now. Replaced both tires while I was at it and the bike was hanging from a rafter. Tires looked OK but since they were original from 1993 I thought it was a pretty good idea.
Hey congrats. I hope you have been lurking and put a good front tire on and not the trail wing?
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Twin 2014 TW200's made side by side on the assembly line, Moose rear racks, Protaper ATV high bars, DG oval pipes, kick starters, rejetted carbs, 130 main jets, 2 -3 -.020 shims on the needles and @ 2 1/2 turns on the pilot screw, #34 pilot jets, Acerbis hand guards, Shinko 241 front tires, modified Krator foot pegs, 14-55t sprockets, Ricochet skid plates and 90 degree fuel filters.
Stock on the rear (Bridgestone), but Shinko (?) 241 0n the front.