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post #41 of 57 (permalink) Old 10-01-2018, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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good to know, I've been following this thread for a bit. I am a veteran rider but new to the VTX 1300. I love the bike but was a bit discouraged when the wobble started up only a few days after I took ownership. The bike has about 12,500 on the clock. I noticed it first when carefully easing up on my grip to see if she would hold the line, nope. It was only on deceleration at first, but is now getting worse very quickly. Ordering the all balls tonight. Glad it worked out for you, cheers for the posts.
Michael, I don't know how good you are with a wrench, but I'm no mechanic. I have the Honda manual and with help from the forum I took the whole front end off the bike. It went well. I was hesitant to do it, but I've been wrenching on the 1300 little by little for the past 2 years. I'm new to riding. Brand new. The new bearings were about $35 including shipping. I can't imagine what the bill at a stealership would be to do what I did. A lot more I suspect. The satisfaction of saving money and having the ability to wrench on the bike is very satisfying. When I bought my first bike 2 years ago, I told myself, if you can't fix, don't buy it. It was a step out of my comfort zone and I'm so glad I did it!

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post #42 of 57 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 01:38 PM
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The taper Roller bearings used in the upgrade are what the 1800 VTX has as OEM.
Here are the closing steps of the 1800 steering stem bearings installation with info.(From service manual)
There is a high torque (30 ft-lbs)to seat the bearings and races, moving stem lock to lock 5 times.
Then the adjusting nut is loosened and torqued to 12 ft-lbs.
Turn steering stem lock to lock 5 times, loosen nut and re-torque to 12 ft-lbs.
SM says to repeat 4 times.
Then the lock washer tab down and the top adjuster nut "B" screwed down to lock washer then backed off to the first tab alignment.
Bend tab up.
This GAP prevents torque from the top nut on top of the bridge from affecting the bearing preload

I now have the same wobble and I just ordered the All Balls bearings from Amazon.



Are these the correct ones? And is that all I need?
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post #43 of 57 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 02:17 PM
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I now have the same wobble and I just ordered the All Balls bearings from Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Are these the correct ones? And is that all I need?
Many suggest new lock washer is required.

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Many suggest new lock washer is required.
While new anything is a good idea...if washer doesnt take a beating it can be reused ...I did ...good luck..

tip....u can take a dremel and once the old races are out u cut thru the old races and use them to drive in the new...these are the tools I used..for install

Tire tool to knock out old race..race tool reversed and old races to install new races and bearing driver....As Hans stated use 1800 specs..
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I agree that anything new is good too so we will see. I'll have a fun weekend. While I'm working on it, might as well make it a day. I'm doing the brakes, PAIR removal, and the bearings. (Did the oil a few months but may just do that while I'm at it...)

Do you have the specs from Hans? I don't recall those...maybe just missed it...

I'm always super appreciative of this forum! You guys have been a big help! Thanks for all the input!

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I agree that anything new is good too so we will see. I'll have a fun weekend. While I'm working on it, might as well make it a day. I'm doing the brakes, PAIR removal, and the bearings. (Did the oil a few months but may just do that while I'm at it...)

Do you have the specs from Hans? I don't recall those...maybe just missed it...

I'm always super appreciative of this forum! You guys have been a big help! Thanks for all the input!

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The taper Roller bearings used in the upgrade are what the 1800 VTX has as OEM.
Here are the closing steps of the 1800 steering stem bearings installation with info.(From service manual)
There is a high torque (30 ft-lbs)to seat the bearings and races, moving stem lock to lock 5 times.
Then the adjusting nut is loosened and torqued to 12 ft-lbs.
Turn steering stem lock to lock 5 times, loosen nut and re-torque to 12 ft-lbs.
SM says to repeat 4 times.
Then the lock washer tab down and the top adjuster nut "B" screwed down to lock washer then backed off to the first tab alignment.
Bend tab up.
This GAP prevents torque from the top nut on top of the bridge from affecting the bearing preload


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I now have the same wobble and I just ordered the All Balls bearings from Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Are these the correct ones? And is that all I need?
Maybe it's my computer but I've clicked that link several times, and it keeps bringing up Wheel Bearings.

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Maybe it's my computer but I've clicked that link several times, and it keeps bringing up Wheel Bearings.
That's why I was asking. I don't know if I have the right parts ordered. I'm pretty sure I have the wheel bearings on order.

Should I have ordered this instead:




Really stupid question, but I'm no mechanic, but what is the difference?
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That's why I was asking. I don't know if I have the right parts ordered. I'm pretty sure I have the wheel bearings on order.

Should I have ordered this instead:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1

Really stupid question, but I'm no mechanic, but what is the difference?
That’s the right bearings for the steering.....look at the reviews there are some pix....


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