Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
well... I know you can't use a fork stand, because clearly they need to come out.
Maybe i'm missing something here, but how am I going to use a head stand, if I'm removing the steering head to do the bearings? Or does the head stand fit into a different spot that I'm not aware of??? (i've got one on order)
I'm sorry, I do have tools and equipment, but i'm new to motorcycles.
I work on cars for a living, and yes, I could take it to a bike shop to get the steering bearings replaced, new tires replaced, valves checked, etc, but I don't have $1500 for them to do that for me either......
Labour is money, and I can do my own labour.....
And I do have one other question, I know they call for a "special" cam type tool for tighening the steering nut, but, it also gives torque spec's.....
how exactly do you torque it with that wrench?
Or do you just do as it says and make sure it moves side to side when you tighten.
Again, i'm new to this, but its not out of my "skills" to do it. I just have some questions so I don't mess it up.
Last edited by kawabunga; 02-22-2012 at 09:56 AM.