'90 k75s steering head bearing adjustment
So it is my understanding that the steering head bearings have to be adjusted/tightened every 5-6,000 miles. I ride a lot, so rather than pay a mechanic every month or so, I'd like to perform this service myself, but I have had a great deal of difficulty finding the appropriate information about this. Any help would be appreciated.:D
K100RS 85 w 148k mi. I replaced my head bearings and use special tool to tighten
I bought and have a tool to tighten the knurled nut with the tank on.
Channellock makes a "oil filter wrench"
It can grip the knurled nut to snug it which takes out the wobble you get when the bearings are new and "seating" as Paul stated.
[url]http://www.channellock.com/oil-filter-pvc.aspx[/url] they sell three sizes, mine are #215 and are 16" long "closed." It takes hand strength and protect your tank with a some electrical tape. Soon after replacement it took some tightening over several months to get the wobble out. Of course you loosen triple clamps first so they can move closer together as you tighten the head bearings. Good luck.