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    Steering head bearings

    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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    Yep its time for steering head bearings. 22-1008 | All Balls Racing Usually the first thing I do to a new to me bike.

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    Fly Racing has them for ~25% less...same parts, same manufacturer, just a different U.S. vendor.
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    ^^ What they said .......
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    Thanks. Ordered. Needed new tires anyway. Going to do it all at once.
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    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.

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    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.
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    Hey congrats. I hope you have been lurking and put a good front tire on and not the trail wing?
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    Stock on the rear (Bridgestone), but Shinko (?) 241 0n the front.

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