1973 BMW R75/5: Replacing Steering Head Bearings

I wrote up the procedure I used to replace the steering head bearings in this web page:

At this point, the project is turning around from disassembly to reassembly as I installed the steering stem with polished lower triple clamp and new top chrome dust cover in the recently powder coated frame. 🙂

Here are a few of the many pictures you will find in the web page write up.

Fork tubes removed

Steering Head After Forks Removed

Steering Stem

Steering Stem Showing Top Bearing

BMW Steering Head Race puller

BMW Steering Head Race puller

Old Race-Vertical Bands Indicate Brinelling

Top Race with Vertical Bands Indicating Brinelling

Bottom Bearing Slipped On and Seated on the Steering Stem

Bottom Bearing Slipped On and Seated on the Steering Stem

Top & Bottom Bearings Packed with Grease

Top & Bottom Bearings Packed with Grease

Slotted Nut-Correct Orientation

Slotted Nut-Correct Orientation

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