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Re:Steering pivot play 9 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I was just going to order the spanner socket off ebay, only one seller on there and it is from the UK.. $25 + $12.50 shipping
 
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Re:Steering pivot play 9 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Do you think adding a fairing with stereo and driving lights would make a difference in the flop test results from being a stock setup?
 
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Re:Steering pivot play 9 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
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Do you think adding a fairing with stereo and driving lights would make a difference in the flop test results from being a stock setup?

Yes, more weight would require slightly more torque on the race nut.
 
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Re:Steering pivot play 9 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
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Do you think adding a fairing with stereo and driving lights would make a difference in the flop test results from being a stock setup?

Definitely makes a big difference with extra weight on the front. Do the flop test and adjustments with the bike pretty much stock - even with the windshield off. When I replaced my bearings and races - I set to the correct flop with the windshield, lowers, speakers, etc. all installed. It was stiff as hell and like herding a bridge plank down the road at highway speeds. Back into the garage, pulled all the extras off, and readjusted. Was able to back off almost (not quite) 1/2 turn from the first set up and the steering is sweet. With everything reinstalled it does roll over appear to be very marginal on the flop test, but really good down the road and cornering.

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Re:Steering pivot play 9 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Mine will fail the flop test, but I have no play at all in the front end when front braking or when I jack the bike off the front wheel there is no movement in the bearing. Bike only has 6700 on it. Think I'm ok like it is? I was concerned with making any adjustments when I have added a lot of weight to the front end.
 
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Re:Steering pivot play 9 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
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Mine will fail the flop test, but I have no play at all in the front end when front braking or when I jack the bike off the front wheel there is no movement in the bearing. Bike only has 6700 on it. Think I'm ok like it is? I was concerned with making any adjustments when I have added a lot of weight to the front end.

It's more than just bearing slop when jacked up. The bike weighs 700 plus pounds, so when on the ground there is more pressure on the lower bearing and races than the top. It's all about steering flop at low and high speeds. Some folks have gotten high speed wobble and some have gotten heavy low speed steering when the bearings are too loose. Regardless of the mileage, the bearings are notoriously dry from the factory.
 
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Re:Steering pivot play 9 Months ago  
I have gotten to the bearings and yes the two nuts were loose thats what was causing the pivot play. I was wondering if the bearings I have here are factory or they were replaced, i ordered all balls bearings but these look just like them.
Please take a look at the photo and let me know what your guys think.
FYI. the bearing races do not look marred at all so I am thinking of just putting it all back together, there may be a chance this guy that owned the bike before me might have had them changed.
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Re:Steering pivot play 9 Months ago  
If you don't have any pitting or corrosion, pack your stock bearings and keep them. They are good bearings, just notoriously dry, as stated.
 
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Re:Steering pivot play 9 Months ago  
there is no pitting or corrosion on them, the races do not have any divots as well. Are the factory bearings just like the all balls bearing style?
 
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Re:Steering pivot play 9 Months ago  
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there is no pitting or corrosion on them, the races do not have any divots as well. Are the factory bearings just like the all balls bearing style?

Yes they are. I have used several All Balls kits in various bikes and locations. They source from the better bearing manufacturers in Japan. Heck, quite possible to even land with the same brand as the OEM sourced part. I've never had an issue with bearings or seals from All Balls.
 
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