Installing Hyperpro springs and All Balls bearings next week. How many lbs of torque suggested on the All Balls bearings?
Hmmmm... No other responses yet! My theory is that most of the trolls are GWRRA members and are off to WingDing? Or maybe people are out riding for a change. Either way, I like it!Stand by for so many diverse answers that you will have less of an idea than you do now. When I installed the All Balls in my bike I followed the procedure in the Honda manual using a spring scale to measure the pull required to turn the forks. I recorded the pull required versus the torque on the bearings. My final result was 22 ft. lbs. (or lbs. ft. if you like the international dept. of standards recommendation). I made a table of torque versus pull force and posted it but the search mechanism does not seem to search for posts before 2009. I did not really try hard to find it. I fully expect to be flamed by those who chose a different value including the super torquers that use a value that will darn near lock up the forks. Damn right it cured that pesky wobble! And as long as I am going to be flamed I will add that I think installing tapered bearings is a waste of time and money. That should really start a fire.
I use 22-24 lbs when I install them and have never had to re-torque them.
Pay close attention to what Jack D. said. He has given you the very best advice you are going to get on this topic.
104??? What do you do for a living???? I can't even imagine a busy dealership presenting that many opportunities to swap stem bearings in that time period
At 30lbs, I bet they do.Being that I will be doing my 105th set of AllBalls this Friday, I submit that 30 ft lbs is the torque. Anything less might work for a little while. Honda had same bearings in GL1500 and used fish scale/lower torque value and had you back in for retorquing and some $$$'s. And contrary to some, tapered bearings do work!!
Tom, I think mine was Buckskin's 76th front end job and I could'nt agree more with you about the result's. Mine was done about 3 years ago now and I can't ask for a better ride.I was Buckskins 101st at having my suspension done. He knows what he is talking about. Ive had numerous guys ride mine since the upgrade and cant believe the handling,it is that good. Im glad FOR ME I didnt spend thousands of dollars to get the handling and ride I have from mine right now for a fraction of the cost.Again,Thank You Buckskin and for the Centramatics..even with my chrome wheels not one person has noticed them on my bike yet infact I have to point them out to them. Tom