Steering stem bearings and seal kit replaces the stock OEM-type ball bearings for 1975 and 1976 GL1000 with precision All Balls tapered roller bearings and includes upper and lower tapered steering bearings races and seals.
Maintenance schedule: Honda advises inspecting steering head or stem bearings every 8000 miles or 12800 km.
stock steering stem ball bearings usually cause notchy steering.
Replacing the bearings in your steering stem will dramatically improve
your steering by eliminating high-speed jerkiness and unpredictable
left-right-left-right oscillation on less than perfect road surfaces.
Low-speed driving will smooth out to become effortless.
Most motorcycles, including the $20,000+ tourers, are built with
primitive bicycle-type loose ball bearings races. You may have stock
bearings worth pennies that provide little support and cause poor
turning responses. These bearings have sloppy, crude tolerances that can
literally cause side-to-side clunking and vague, uncomfortable
steering. They damage easily, pit and rust and impede ease of movement
that can become quite dangerous.
We offer All Balls!" precision tapered roller (Timken type) bearings
for your steering stem. All Balls™ races have deep, tapered roller
bearing housings for maximum support and load vector thrust where it
should be - down in the center of the steering stem.
Balance, ease of handling and effortless turning with these huge,
supporting roller bearing surfaces make a twitchy nightmare into a
riding pleasure. One less defective assembly to forget about. A lot more
riding enjoyment no matter how old the bike. Safety is always the first
thought - a small price to pay for so much!