Multistrada head-stem bearing replacement

Q: What’s better that riding your bike?
A: working on your bike? (C’mon you can’t stay in bed forever…)
My current work includes replacing the head stem bearings, and here are some of the pictures:
1. Take off the fairings

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2. Take off the tank so you can hang the front end

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3. Hang the front end so you can get to the head stem

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4. Change that setup and hang from the ceiling…

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5. Take off the front wheel and the steering unit

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6. Observe how rusty are your bearings and wonder why ( not admit that it was because of the way you ride through everything…)

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7. Compare the illness and the medication

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8. Insert the outer races with special tool (thank you DOCV!)

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Next: the rest of the work when I have time or when my mate Dan beggs me enough to move the Duc so he can take out his much loved CBR to the track…
BTW blog made on my phone, it will be Interesting how it turns out on the big screen…

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2 thoughts on “Multistrada head-stem bearing replacement

  1. I had another look at the photo, you used after market bearings… With cone bearings top and bottom, you can never get the same feel as you do with genuine bearings… original always better..

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