GL1500 1988 STERRING HEAD BEARINGS


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GL1500 1988 STERRING HEAD BEARINGS

Postby david607 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:34 am



Hi Just wondered if there was anyone could advise me how to get the bearing seats out of the head stock go the bearings out but cannot get the seats out i have new one to refit but heck there in there for good tryed to hammer them out but dont want to damage anything Thanks for your HELP Cheers Dave :?



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Re: GL1500 1988 STERRING HEAD BEARINGS

Postby dingdong » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:33 am

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500steering.htm How to on bearing replacement. Even with this good luck. You may still have to take it to a shop for removal. I did. I just couldn't get it out.
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Re: GL1500 1988 STERRING HEAD BEARINGS

Postby Dusty Boots » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:46 pm

The top one shouldn't be too bad to get out ... however the bottom race is another story as it is very difficult to get at the edge of the bearing race to drive out.

I ended up making my own tool out of a length of threaded rod, a couple of nuts, some vinyl tubing to fit over the threaded rod and a couple of large fender washers. One slightly smaller than the ID of the bearing race and the other larger.

I had to grind a couple of bevels on the smaller of the two washers, using a bench grinder so that it would eventually fit between the tube wall and the race and drive it out from above

Here's a few photos that should help explain it. .....





























Once you get the bearing race out, you use the 2nd, larger fender washer, which is sized larger than the ID of the bearing race to place on top of the old bearing race and use the old bearing race to drive the new bearing home.












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Re: GL1500 1988 STERRING HEAD BEARINGS

Postby david607 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:30 pm

That was a great help made on and wow after a little bit of 5lb haammer bang it came out now i have to pt it all back with out a 36 mm adapteded nut for the head race. might be a cheap scate and use a hammer and screw driver till its tight cheers Dave

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Re: GL1500 1988 STERRING HEAD BEARINGS

Postby Dusty Boots » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:25 pm

david607 wrote: .... now i have to pt it all back with out a 36 mm adapteded nut for the head race. might be a cheap scate and use a hammer and screw driver till its tight cheers Dave



And just how are you going to get the proper torque values for that, which is crucial for your steering stem nut and your safety!!
There's just a fine line between being a cheapskate and being foolish!! :roll:

Go get a 1 1/4" socket and some key stock.
If you don't have a welder, or have access to one, use 2, or 3 good gear clamps to tighten the key stock to the socket!!











Follow the torque sequence procedure as described in the manual. I usually do the side to side thing 15 times and the 'pre torque' 4 times before the final torquing



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Re: GL1500 1988 STERRING HEAD BEARINGS

Postby david607 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:59 pm

Sorry Dusty I was joking but thanks again for you advise great help cheers Dave :D




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