Tapered steering stem bearing torque


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Tapered steering stem bearing torque

Postby GDP » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:11 pm



Have tapered steering stem bearings on 04 Goldwing trike would like to know what torque should be ?
Thanks



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Re: Tapered steering stem bearing torque

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:16 pm

GDP wrote:Have tapered steering stem bearings on 04 Goldwing trike would like to know what torque should be ?
Thanks


The standard torque for the OEM caged ball bearings is 20 ft-lb. The general consensus for aftermarket tapered bearings is that 23-25 ft-lbs works best.

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Re: Tapered steering stem bearing torque

Postby GDP » Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:44 pm

Thanks, torqued bearings to 25 ft lbs. Have not test drove yet.

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Re: Tapered steering stem bearing torque

Postby 2manywings » Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:12 pm

You'll be fine @ 25lbs. I think that "All Balls" suggests 28, but I think that that's at bit much. I always go with 22-23 and have had no problems. Good Luck!

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Re: Tapered steering stem bearing torque

Postby GDP » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:01 pm

Will post after test drive. Thanks




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