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Tapered steering stem bearing torque

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:11 pm
by GDP
Have tapered steering stem bearings on 04 Goldwing trike would like to know what torque should be ?
Thanks

Re: Tapered steering stem bearing torque

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:16 pm
by WingAdmin
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.

Re: Tapered steering stem bearing torque

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:44 pm
by GDP
Thanks, torqued bearings to 25 ft lbs. Have not test drove yet.

Re: Tapered steering stem bearing torque

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:12 pm
by 2manywings
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!

Re: Tapered steering stem bearing torque

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:01 pm
by GDP
Will post after test drive. Thanks