Saturday, July 13, 2013

Steering Head Bearing Lubrication

This VERY simple maintenance tip can be performed by anyone and with only one tool!  That is exciting news for anyone.  Your steering head bearings should be lubricated at regular intervals that are outlined in your owner’s manual.  This will keep your steering bearings from binding which could cause control issues. My Street Glide is every 10K miles, Margarets Softail Deluxe is also 10K miles.  The first lube is supposed to be performed at that critical 1K miles service. What your owner’s manual does not explain is how to lubricate, how much lubrication to use, and what type of lubrication to use.  This information can be found in a service manual for your specific bike.

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2 comments:

  1. Your instructions and YouTube videos have been immensely helpful to me. Have you considered doing a video on adjusting the steering head bearing?

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    1. Yes I have, just haven't done it yet. Glad to know the videos are helpful!

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