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Offline Yousif

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Re: Head stock bearings
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2018, 03:51:59 PM »
I had mine done twice on an 800XC. First time was at about 20k miles was a definite notch when sat on centre stand passing through straight ahead position. Put this down to experience and possibly poor greasing in factory/overenthusiastic washing. Next year's service threw up the same problem at around 26k miles. Indie mechanic said the headstock had been overtightened. So far so good on third set of bearings but get a bit of wobble at (very) high speeds so perhaps they are not tight enough.

Even at a Triumph dealer I don't think I was charged more than 120 for parts and labour.

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Re: Head stock bearings
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2018, 04:03:54 PM »
Many thanks for that and sound like a Tiger issue. Ive felt nothing so far
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Re: Head stock bearings
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2018, 10:53:47 PM »
At 16000 miles I am just about to replace my headstock bearings due to pocketing in the straight ahead position. I find it hard to believe that Triumph used such an old fashioned system as cups cones and ball bearings, like you would find in a bicycle.!I am replacing them with Taper Roller Bearings. I presume price was a large factor in the decision..P.S. Does anyone have the headstock castleated tool (T3880023) that they would like to sell on..

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Re: Head stock bearings
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2018, 01:46:02 AM »
Down the the hardware store, a piece of fencing pipe and optional cap and make your own. A metal grinder or file and you've got it for the future.
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Re: Head stock bearings
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2018, 06:21:28 AM »
*Originally Posted by T-Rever [+]
At 16000 miles I am just about to replace my headstock bearings due to pocketing in the straight ahead position. I find it hard to believe that Triumph used such an old fashioned system as cups cones and ball bearings, like you would find in a bicycle.!I am replacing them with Taper Roller Bearings. I presume price was a large factor in the decision..P.S. Does anyone have the headstock castleated tool (T3880023) that they would like to sell on..

You can get a copy on ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121051340614

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Re: Head stock bearings
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2018, 01:49:56 PM »
Thanks to chuckxc and Rtwo..

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Re: Head stock bearings
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2018, 08:51:14 AM »
Hi that ebay listing says that it only fits the 2011 and 2012 models. I have 2013. Anyone know if it will fit?

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Re: Head stock bearings
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2018, 09:11:02 AM »
*Originally Posted by ccmp [+]
Hi that ebay listing says that it only fits the 2011 and 2012 models. I have 2013. Anyone know if it will fit?

2011, 2012, 2013 are all the same - 1st generation.
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Re: Head stock bearings
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2018, 09:13:59 AM »
Thanks, just as I thought.

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Re: Head stock bearings
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2018, 09:58:18 AM »
2nd gen (15-17) and even the 1050 Tiger Sport all still use the same bearings. Just appears that sellers haven't updated their listings. I double checked here.  :028:

https://www.allballsracing.com/steering/22-1003.html

P.S - M and P list them.
https://www.mandp.co.uk/22-1003-steering-bearing-seal-kit.html

Clearly double check before buying based on anything I said above.  :027:
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