Author Topic: EV steering head bearings  (Read 1280 times)

Offline fatbob

  • Weekend Warrior
  • ***
  • Posts: 332
  • Location: Casper, WY
EV steering head bearings
« on: May 17, 2016, 09:29:28 PM »
So if your steering head bearings feel good, no play, no noise, just seem like they did 50,000 miles ago when the bike was new, would you change em anyway?  Anybody go that long on the original bearings? 
Bob Lower

'07 Norge
'01 K1200LT
'10 Thunderbird
'88 FLHS
'79 R100T
'03 R1150RT
'07 GTS 250

Offline Idontwantapickle

  • Guzzi Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 1684
  • The rotation of the earth really makes my day.
  • Location: Closer than farther away
Re: EV steering head bearings
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 09:43:30 PM »
If it's weighing on your mind then clean and inspect them. If it has been a long time some fresh grease would be good even if the bearings are ok.
There is no end to what we can do together.
Sir James Paul McCartney

AMA Charter Life Member

72 Eldo
85 LeMans 1000 Loud, Fast and Red
2007 Norge rivestimento di argento
84 BMW R100RS

Offline balvenie

  • Guzzi Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 1995
Re: EV steering head bearings
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 09:49:00 PM »
It is a Lot of Trouble to go to.
Oz
04 Cali
As ye practice, so do ye teach.

Offline fatbob

  • Weekend Warrior
  • ***
  • Posts: 332
  • Location: Casper, WY
Re: EV steering head bearings
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 12:39:11 AM »
Thanks guys, yes it is a cumbersome job.  I suppose I need to take it all apart and inspect them.   
Bob Lower

'07 Norge
'01 K1200LT
'10 Thunderbird
'88 FLHS
'79 R100T
'03 R1150RT
'07 GTS 250

Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

Re: EV steering head bearings
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 12:39:11 AM »

Online Antietam Classic Cycle

  • Guzzi Hero
  • *****
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 12378
  • Happily stuck in the past.
    • Antietam Classic Cycle
  • Location: Rohrersville, Maryland
Re: EV steering head bearings
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2016, 08:54:40 AM »
Still have the original bearings in my '69 Ambassador - 47 years and 109k miles.
Charlie

Offline Bill N

  • Weekend Warrior
  • ***
  • Posts: 420
Re: EV steering head bearings
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2016, 03:24:49 PM »
Got over 125,000 miles on my 98 EV. Haven't done anything to the bearings except tighten them about 80,000 mile ago. Can't remember why. Beautiful light steering is still like new.
Bill


Harper's Moto Guzzi
Harper's Moto Guzzi. Where we still answer the phone, use the highest quality parts, and also do Transmission, rear drive, and carb rebuilds fast. Call us at 816.697.3411 and get your problems resolved.
http://www.harpermoto.com
Advertise Here
 

***Wildguzzi Official Logo High Quality 5 Color Window Decals Back In Stock***
Shipping in USA Only. Awesome quality. Back by popular demand. All proceeds go back into the forum.
http://www.wildguzzi.com/Products/products.htm
Advertise Here