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#1:  steering ball bearings (SOLVED) Author: dep378 Post Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:55 pm

I just took my steering apart to paint. Of course the ball bearings fell out, but i found them all. Anyway, when I put if back together, the bottom bearing washer thing is too small for the steering column. Does anyone understand what I am saying? The bearing washer won't fit all the way down the bottom of the column. It tapers out & it's too small. What am I doing wrong? Did I miss something? I can try to post a pic if that helps.

#2:   Author: Matthew Post Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:02 pm

search for tapered AND bearings

loose the lose balls

#3:  Re: steering ball bearings Author: dep378 Post Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:57 pm

What size tapered bearings fit an '83 Virago? I searched it & didn't find that.

#4:   Author: grazingazer Post Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:05 pm

check denniskirk.com and all ballsbearings.com

#5:   Author: pofarm Post Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:59 am

dep378 wrote (View Post):
What size tapered bearings fit an '83 Virago? I searched it & didn't find that.


Here's the part number for the tapered steering bearing kit to fit your bike.
http://www.goallballs.com/Part_Ref.asp?ID=22-1015&Kit_Name=Steering%20Brg%20-%20Seal%20Kit

#6:  Re: steering ball bearings Author: dep378 Post Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:22 pm

I ordered the tapered bearings yesterday. Thanks

#7:  Re: steering ball bearings (SOLVED) Author: eddiethetech Post Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:09 pm

When you install them be prepared to tighten them after they settle. Take it for a gentle ride then check and tighten them. Don't try to seat them by getting gnarly with the wrench when you install them. Be aware that the upper and lower are different sizes, so match up the old races after you remove them.
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