Author Topic: Steering lock not working after adjusting head race bearings  (Read 431 times)

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Offline Gerald T

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After tightening steering head bearings and re torquing stem nut, steering lock would not engage. Using 1.5mm plastic shim, made a washer and fitted under top yolk, re torqued stem nut and lock works perfectly.

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Offline Art

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Re: Steering lock not working after adjusting head race bearings
Reply #1 on: 25 February, 2022, 09:05:50 AM
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If I was a gambling man I'd wager the problem be a worn or missing dust seal.
Last Edit: 25 February, 2022, 09:06:25 AM by Art

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Offline oldtimer03

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Re: Steering lock not working after adjusting head race bearings
Reply #2 on: 25 February, 2022, 09:30:50 AM
+1 with Art. The steering head should not need any home made remedies. There must be something not quite right. Might be wise to check what you found on your bike vs a parts diagram.