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Tiger 1050 - Mods & Workshop Workshop and technical talk for the 1050 Tiger

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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Here's the tool I made for the steering lock ring. This was a 36mm socket but something within 1 or 2mm larger would probably work also. I wrapped it in masking tape and marked with a pen where the teeth needed to be. Everything was done with an angle grinder, by eye. Initially I ground it fairly close using the pen marks as guides, then fine-tuned it by offering it up to the nut and grinding a tiny bit here and there. It fits perfectly.
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post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 03:35 PM
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Thanks for the photo. I've looked around for an appropriate socket but they are pretty exy down here so I might try and make the tool out of a pipe. I did a measure on the castellated nuts, albeit in situ with nothing dismantled and found the teeth were approx 12mm wide with the corresponding gaps 11mm wide. With replacing the bearings I've seen a couple of vids with blokes working on Jap bikes and my presumption is the bearings also tap out on the Tiger using a suitable drift. Would you know if that's the case?
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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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I did not have to remove the bearings. Someone had already done the job for me. However, I've worked on a few other bikes and this looked like it was set up just about identically. Tapping the bearings out of the frame is easy. Getting the bastard lower race off the stem might be more of a challenge. I usually end up cutting that one with a dremel. When you tap the new bearings in, rent a bearing driver and find a suitable tube for the lower race. Don't risk damaging the new bearings by tapping them in place with a punch.

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