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Another Tapered Steering bearing question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by koyuga, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. koyuga

    koyuga XS650 Enthusiast

    Just changed my headstem bearings and races with the SSY500 bearings from the usual supplier.

    Is it true these bearings are a little higher ie 1/4 inch.

    It seems my top plate is a little higher. Both races were seated by a guy who knows S##T

  2. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yes the top sits a little higher, AND yes it is very easy to not get the races fully seated.
  3. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Assuming the races are fully seated, the space between the triple clamps is still wider. The last one I did, I sourced a couple of fat rubber packings (o'rings) with an ID of approximately 34 mm. That took up the slack, so the fork ears don't rattle.
  4. koyuga

    koyuga XS650 Enthusiast

    Thanks. I mistyped my original post.
    The guy who seated them knows his shit.
    They look seated to me.
  5. XSLeo

    XSLeo XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    If they are not seated properly they will seat after a few miles. Best to keep an eye on the adjustments for awhile.

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