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William’s Tech Tips – Steering Head Bearing Change

Welcome to William's Tech Tips!   Need to replace your steering head bearings?  Here's what you do... The condition of the steering head bearings drastically affects handling and safety. If the bearings are too loose, a dangerous head shake can occur. Often, if you tighten the bearings, the steering will feel notchy, and it will be hard to keep a straight line, especially at low speeds. This can be due to the outer bearings actually having notches worn in, where the bearing rollers make contact. It can also be caused by hardening of the grease, where the stiff grease prevents the bearing rollers from rolling smoothly. Very often, it’s a combination of both, and the steering head bearings need to be replaced for optimal and safe handling. This is a job that you can do yourself with the proper tools. When changing the steering head bearings on your BMW, the most difficult part is removing the old bearings without doing damage to the motorcycle. Here are some tips and suggestions for this job: [Refer to a repair manual for detailed information, torque specs, etc. This is just a generic overview and not intended to describe the entire procedure.] Begin by removing the handlebars, the front wheel, and the fork assemblies. You may also need to remove the front brake assemblies, depending on the model, or maybe you can leave the brake calipers dangling or temporarily secured somehow. Depending on your particular model, you’ll need some rather large sockets or wrenches, [...]

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Among the classic and iconic cars that the company BMW has manufactured over the years, they've also been producing high quality motorcycles. Dating back to just after World War I, BMW has been manufacturing top of the line motorcycles that are owned by people all over. Motorcycles of this quality require a good amount of both attention and care, and if you’re a U.S resident that owns one of these motorcycles then Wunderlich America is your one-stop-shop for accessories and parts for your BMW. In 2010 BMW announced their new BMW K1600 GT, a motorcycle fit with a new kind of engine and electronic throttle control that can be set to match road conditions. This sleek and sporty model has become a favorite among many BMW motorcycle owners and Wunderlich America has a long line of replacement parts and accessories that allow you to maintain and customize your BMW bike. Some of the parts and accessories Wunderlich America carries for the BMW K1600 GT include: Luggage, Racks & Top cases Windscreens & Wind deflectors Protection Bars Cruise Control Auxiliary Lighting Remus Exhaust Systems Filters Brakes Gaskets and Seals Suspension and Steering Parts Lighting and Electrical Parts Hardware & Replacement Parts Air Pumps Ear Protection Tie-Down Straps Performance Enhancement Parts Click here to check out Wunderlich America’s amazing BMW K1600 accessories prices, or to see what parts and accessories they have in stock. Whether you’re looking to enhance your BMW, personalize it, accessorize it, fix it, or even restore it Wunderlich [...]

By | September 19th, 2014|BMW K1600|0 Comments
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