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  • #46
    Re: GSXR fork bearing for 1st gen SV

    On 1st gen, the bearing has to be replaced because the inner diameter is different than GSXR. On 2nd gen, no need to replace the top bearing because the diameters are the same.

    It's still a good idea to replace the bearings on a 2nd gen, because bearings wear out and putting worn parts from different bearings together doesn't work as well. However, you can replace them with OEM replacement bearings - although tapered roller bearings (with rollers a cone, with end cut off) are a better idea than the OEM ball bearings (with rollers spherical).

    However... plenty of people don't replace the bearings, and it'll work fine without replacing them.

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    • #47
      Re: GSXR fork bearing for 1st gen SV

      it sounds like you should.
      Last edited by peterr89; October 20th, 2012, 07:13 PM.

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      • #48
        Re: GSXR fork bearing for 1st gen SV

        Is it correct to have the top of the bearing higher than the frame?

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        • #49
          Re: GSXR fork bearing for 1st gen SV

          Inner race from bearing should be higher than frame, outer race lower.

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          • #50
            Re: GSXR fork bearing for 1st gen SV

            When installing the triple trees it seems to take alot less to tighten the nut against the upper bearing (gsxr dust seal in between) than it did with the stock bearings? is that normal?

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            • #51
              Re: GSXR fork bearing for 1st gen SV

              That nut does not get tighten much at all. You tighten it and than back out 1/4 turn or so.

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              • #52
                Re: GSXR fork bearing for 1st gen SV

                Originally posted by zoran View Post
                That nut does not get tighten much at all. You tighten it and than back out 1/4 turn or so.
                Something is stange with torque specs and I don't know how we should tighten those nuts.
                I run SRAD750 triples

                SV spec is
                1)45Nm for the steering stem nut
                2)65 Nm for the steering stem HEAD nut

                SRAD 750 spec is
                1)45Nm for the steering stem nut
                2)80Nm for the steering stem lock nut
                3)90Nm for the steering stem HEAD nut

                Torques #1 are same.

                SRAD #2 and #3 torques frighten me a bit.

                Especially that 90NM seems too tight!

                Which settings should I use for lock nut and head nut?

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                • #53
                  Re: GSXR fork bearing for 1st gen SV

                  Srad

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                  • #54
                    Any suggestions for propping the bike up while take the steering stem out? I assume the top bearing just comes out but the https://arynews.tv/en/tag/nawaz-sharif/ bottom one is pressed on? https://arynews.tv/en/ Best way to remove it so I can re-grease it? I saw a video of a guy messing with a night hawk and he cut the lower seal off to get the bearing out? Is that necessary or not?
                    Last edited by RoyBaker; February 8th, 2019, 11:14 PM.

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                    • #55
                      I did the front end swap a few years ago so I can fully remember, but I either propped it up with jack stands under the foot pegs or the frame sliders.
                      I also don't remember the lower bearing. I don't think it should be much of a problem though. Worse comes to worse and its too difficult to remove, you could always hand pack it.
                      Zoran or someone else may have more insight though. Like I said, its been a few years since I did mine, but I dont remember it being much of a problem.

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                      • #56
                        Hang it from ceiling if you can.
                        Bottom bearing is not pressed. It is 3 piece, one race inside frame, one race on the stem and rings with balls that just sits there in between. No need to remove anything to grease it other than take triples out.

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                        • #57
                          ​I used to be as soon as watching at my heads on my 1st gen and its now not there, i do have the tubes going to the air field but they don't seem to be in entrance of the heads beneath the exhaust headers. I cant see where the hoses are going.

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