Agreed, a tapered roller bearing is the better steering head bearing. I’ve installed many of those (All-balls brand) with very good luck.FWIW, I have seen a lot of negative posts about the Allballs wheel bearings and that there isnt enough grease used inside the assembly. I came across that after I had already installed Allballs bearings as replacements many years ago on my GL1500 front wheel. Even though they were considered sealed bearings, the face could be popped out and it was recommended to add grease to them. I did that and never had an issue. Not sure if the same is true on the GL1800 AllBalls wheel bearings. But even though the AllBalls wheel bearings were questionable, the steering stem bearings from AllBalls were always highly recommended...
GREAT ON STORM !! :bow::yes: HAVE HAD WORSE THUNDER STORMS HERE THAN THAT ! LITTLE RAIN AND WIND . LOOKS LIKE YOU NEED TO GET YOUR UMBRELLA OUT !! GOOD LUCK ! THANKS FOR ASKING !Uncle John, how'd you fare from Dorian?
It's 6:15AM here in Charleston, SC and we're getting some wind and a bunch of rain. Should be heavier stuff coming in around noon.
My first guess would be price. The AllBalls Bearing Kit (Front Wheel) for the 2018 is $20.38. The price for the same items/same quantity from Partzilla is $49.10 (list) $39.52 (their price).For wheel bearings, is there a reason to use anything but OEM?