Well you're wrong !Where in the hell do you folks come up with all this BULLSHIT?????
Yes, ball bearings are cheaper.......and aren't worth a fuck either, they take impact in a straight line that's why they pound out
tapered bearings are at an angle so the can't pound out
I use the same tools for both....a SnapOn CJ 951 bearing separator to remove the inner race and Park Tool RT 2 to remove the outers it's a bicycle tool
the bearing separator will remove the inner, the Park Tool removes the outers with 1 tap of a mallet
Increased friction? really? how much do you turn the bars while riding? got a steering damper?
Adjusting tapered bearings......YOU DO NOT TORQUE THE BEARING!!!!!! ever work on the front wheel of a rear wheel drive car or truck?
you seat the bearing by going a little past 1st contact, then back it off, then with YOUR FINGERS UNTIL CONTACT THEN BACK OFF TO THE
1ST COTTER PIN HOLE AND INSTALL THE PIN
On steering heads go finger tight and clamp it down....
In front of me the Timken Journal, Machinery's Handbook and Perry's Engineering Manual
Braking loads are nothing.......look at the area of the front tire contact patch ......AGO raced with 1 disc why do you have 2?
You faster than AGO?
Didn't think so
@Grakat - who are you asking ?
Have a look here - http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/20-maintenance-tech-issues-all-4-cyl-models/49493-help-req-renewing-steering-stem-bearings.html
No worries Graham.Hey Dons
I was asking you as you said that you had installed two taper roller bearings. Thanks for the link, that cleared it up. Fitted a fair few bearings in my time, including some big ones attached to ships.:grin2:
Donsy:Well you're wrong !
I'll tell you what I found installing these taper bearings on MV's and my mates CBR1000.
When I used your method, which you supplied in your same rude fashion, we did all of 5 laps before it felt like the front was going the chatter to pieces.
Came into pits and then used the method of tightening up the bearings as per MV manual, this method seemed to work better but still ended up having play by the end of the day. I then added another 30 degrees worth of tension to the steering and that seemed to work, if I went as far as 45 degrees the steering started tightening up.
I think you're rude, and although I have a lot of respect for your past experience, I think you're being left behind by new technology due to your own arrogance in thinking that you know everything, or you inability to compare the current with the past, and it's a shame to see.:crying:
To compare Ago, and the bikes he rode, with today's riders and their bikes is an insult to all parties involved, I wonder when was the last time you actually watched a season of MotoGP's and WSB racing, not recently I'm sure.