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Has anyone installed a set of All Balls #22-1060 Steering Stem Bearings?

I ordered a set for my 2010 Cross Roads and it came with three bearings, one ball bearing and two roller bearings.

I sent an email to All Balls and was told that the #99-3519-1 roller bearing was for the bottom. Ether of the other two were for the top. I was told that some times clearance was a problem with the 99-3518 roller bearing and in that case, the 6005-2RDQE6 ball bearing was to be used.

My question is, Has any one installed this bearing set on a Cross Roads and witch of the two bearings for the top, roller or ball, did you use?

I am going ask my dealer to do the job in the early spring, using my bearings and want to have the correct information for them.

Thanks for any help
 

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Richie...Funny you should ask! I just received the same set and will be installing the tapered rollers top and bottom in conjunction with changing the fork oil. Since the forks and all will have been removed, I thought this an opportune time to upgrade the steering head bearings.
I do not know how to edit a video once I have taken it so I will do a series of stills illustrating the process. I intend to start the job sometime after Christmas, maybe after New Years too. But sometime soon.
Richie, if you know which end of the screwdriver is the handle, you can do the job yourself and save hundreds of dollars. I assume by your location you are not doing much riding and I am retired, so once I've done it, I can assist you via 'puter or phone. BTW, how many miles are on your XR and why do you think the brgs need replacing?
 

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Steering ball bearing replacement or upgrade?? Why are they loose or worse??

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Richie...Funny you should ask! I just received the same set and will be installing the tapered rollers top and bottom in conjunction with changing the fork oil. Since the forks and all will have been removed, I thought this an opportune time to upgrade the steering head bearings.
I do not know how to edit a video once I have taken it so I will do a series of stills illustrating the process. I intend to start the job sometime after Christmas, maybe after New Years too. But sometime soon.
Richie, if you know which end of the screwdriver is the handle, you can do the job yourself and save hundreds of dollars. I assume by your location you are not doing much riding and I am retired, so once I've done it, I can assist you via 'puter or phone. BTW, how many miles are on your XR and why do you think the brgs need replacing?
Good morning RICZ,

I would be ever so grateful for any help you can give me.

One fork was rebuilt last winter and the other is brand new this last summer. (I was run down in a hit and run accident and it took out both forks, front fender, along with a long lest of other damage.)

This last summer I tightened the steering bearing adjusting nut and that cured the (clunk), that I had whenever I hit a bump, for a short time and then the clunk returned. I am thinking that the steering bearings may also have been damaged in the accident and I want to replace them.

The bike has 32,705 miles on it.

After reading the service manual, I was a bit overwhelmed by all the work required to do the job.

I have been doing all the service and repairs on the bike myself and like you, I am retired so I do think with your guidance, I can do this job. I will be working in the car port so I will have to wait till early spring when the temps. warm up a bit. The carport is closed on three sides and I cover the entrance with a tarp and run some heaters to keep me from freezing. And yes, between my recent spinal surgery and the Long Island winter weather, I am not doing any riding.

It's perfect the we have the identical bikes. (I hope you are as happy with yours as I am with mine). I will be very curious to see if you are able to use the roller or ball bearings on the top. All Balls could not give me a positive answer.

I planed to replace the brake fluid this spring so that will be taken care of during this project.

RICZ, you have made my day.

Thank you very much.
 

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Richie, I am ecstatic with my XR - it's the perfect bike for me now. And when it comes to working on the front end, I'm even happier that I didn't get the XC.

Do you have a relative or friend with some surplus garage space? That would be better for your bike to winter over in and you can work in relatively better comfort. Since your bike is not garaged, changing the brake fluid should be an annual event. I suggest you get a set of three Speed Bleeders prior to doing that - they make the job so much easier, you'll giggle. And I've never had a more firm lever and/or pedal as I get with Speed Bleeders. Go to to speedbleeder.com and order (I prefer phone) 2 each SB8125L and 1 only SB8125LL. The latter is longer and its for the left front caliper. Don't ask why, no one knows. :)

I had a machine repair biz for over 40 years and those machines had hubs similar to a steering head and utilized tapered roller brgs. Once I get to that stage, I can switch the brgs blindfolded. The present arrangement in our bikes is the lower is roller and the upper is ball. Replacing the upper with a taller roller (more contact surface, longer lasting) usurps some of the stem's threads and may not leave enough on some bikes, so that's why they supply a ball brg too. Mystery solved, eh?

Let us continue this back and forth via email - I much prefer that, if you don't mind. I can be reached at [email protected]. Yes, that's a Q.
 
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