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RE: Notchy steering bearing
- Subject: RE: Notchy steering bearing
- From: "Davis Eichelberger" <davis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 07:47:39 -0500
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andrew Johnson
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 12:17 AM
> To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Notchy steering bearing
> At 6:30 PM -0400 9/24/03, Tpcutter@xxxxxxx wrote:
> >In a message dated 9/24/2003 4:19:14 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> >sundiaL@xxxxxxx writes:
> ><<Does anyone ever see notchy steering head bearings on
> Oilheads? My GS
> >has a definite notchy feel as I rotate it through the full range
> >left-to-right. I'm surprised, as there's so little stress
> there, most
> >of the load being taken by the telelever.>>
> >The ball joint can exhibit some notchiness when it gets worn or the
> >lube fails.
> >Tom Cutter
> It's not the ball joint, I feel it up at the top clamp. I've now
> heard of other bikes doing this, so it's not just me. I can live with
> it, it's not affecting the ride.
> - andrew
There are two ball joints. One on the telelever and one under the top clamp.
Perhaps the top one is worn.