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#1 MotoJ

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:09 AM

Any tips to get these out? There doesn't seem to be enough lip to get purchase with a punch.
Carefully cut them out with a dremel? I want to install tapers.
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 10:56 AM

You can weld a piece on the bearing.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:01 AM

With the taper bearings in place, you might lose the drag function of the original manual adjuster. BTDT.
Addition of an external steering damper might be required.  Just a caution.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:28 PM

Not a problem.  There is enough of a lip exposed to tap the race out with a circular steel rod of your choice. Just make sure it has a sharp lip on it, and go slowly at first around the edge.
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:27 PM

As Teg said.  I used a rod to tap the old race out.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:19 PM

I will try. Grinding flats on punches now. I can barely feel the lip with my finger, though.

For sidecar use, am i better off with ball bearings? Better grip with the damper?

Thanks for that response , Russ. I hadn't even thought of that...
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 10:24 AM

MotoJ:
We replaced (about 2001) the original loose ball bearings in the head of our 1998 Ural BC Classic (telescopic front forks and sidecar) with a set of tapered bearings.
The damper has less effect, but the bike remains that way after 90,000 kms, with easy steering action.
We just make sure that the front tire does not wear a flat section on the tread, which can induce oscillations. The reduced damper function is still sufficient to prevent those front wheel oscillations.
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