DEATH WOBBLE ????

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Re: DEATH WOBBLE ????

Post by Tinus lotz » 17 Jul 2013 18:21

Grant
peter put a post with redoing the front axle there are bearing no ext on there iam on my phone and cant find it now

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Re: DEATH WOBBLE ????

Post by ricster » 17 Jul 2013 22:25

I remember something about that Tinus, but I think it was for the wheel axle bearings, not the swivel bearing. I need to either take a shim out on mine, or replace those top and bottom bearings.... just don't know the numbers
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Re: DEATH WOBBLE ????

Post by ricster » 13 Aug 2013 12:42

Welll.... I figured what the hell... let me take the shims out and see if there is a difference.

Oh yes !!! my steering is now firmer and I have NO wobble at 80-100 Km/h....nothing ....zero....nada.... boggerall..... iziko.....niks !!!!!!!!!! :blonde: :blonde: :blonde:

I should have done this ages ago. I will however look at getting new bearings and replace the old ones and put the shims back. But as a temp fix it is perfect and took me around 30 mins per side with cleaning the old grease out and repacking new grease in!! The 2 bolts close to the steel plate that covers the steel brake disc did take a little effort to get out but anyone could do this job without any hassle..... was so quick I didn't even remember to take pics.... :surprised:
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Re: DEATH WOBBLE ????

Post by Jules » 13 Aug 2013 12:51

Cedric since it was so quick the first time you would now do it in double quick time when you repeat the process to take pictures for us mechanically dumb guys :confused:

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Re: DEATH WOBBLE ????

Post by ricster » 13 Aug 2013 13:17

ha ha.... I'm so excited to drive my Iron Maiden that has no more wobbly bits that I'd almost want to drive down to you and do it for you mate !! :rolling: :rolling:
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Re: DEATH WOBBLE ????

Post by ricster » 13 Aug 2013 14:10

Jules... I used this youtube video as reference and it really is exactly like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BtdFmyF ... e=youtu.be
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Re: DEATH WOBBLE ????

Post by Jules » 13 Aug 2013 14:30

Thanks Cedric

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Re: DEATH WOBBLE ????

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Re: DEATH WOBBLE ????

Post by Russ Kellermann » 27 Nov 2013 09:01

Ricster, Just a heads-up though,... depending on the amount of driving you do, expect the wobbles to return in a few months. Unfortunately thats just what happens.

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Re: DEATH WOBBLE ????

Post by ricster » 27 Nov 2013 09:59

Yip... This is definitely not a permanent fix, just a temp fix till I get my donkey into gear and buy the new kingpin bearings. Then I'll put the shims back to get the correct tension :thumbup: :thumbup:
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