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Postby aznyaz » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:07 pm



In the latest newsletter there was an article for the GL1500 group on how to repack and tighten steering head bearings. This was very informative and I was wondering if the information can be applied to the GL1100I or if there is a DIY on this for our group. There are some minor differences like the air cross-over tube that needs to be removed but the Clymer manual seems to cover that.

Any info is greatly appreciated.



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Re: Latest newsletter

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:30 pm

The procedure is very similar. The bearing adjust nut (the one that actually snugs the bearings into the races) should be torqued to 11 ft-lb, and the steering stem nut is torqued to 72 ft-lb.

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Postby aznyaz » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:46 pm

Thanks. So, I just need to follow the manual(s) for any of the other procedures as far as removal and replacement of the air connectors at the top of the fork tubes, right? The manuals tend to get a little more complicated than they need, so it seems to me. Am I wrong on that? ; < ))

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Re: Latest newsletter

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:16 pm

That's correct. I find that manuals tend to go into far too much detail about obvious things, and then gloss over parts that leave you mystified. Helm manuals are famous for this kind of thing. Three pages on changing the oil, and then you get an instruction like, "remove the engine and transmission."

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Re: Latest newsletter

Postby aznyaz » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:26 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!




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