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Steering Maintenance; Steering Stem Bearing Lubrication - Kawasaki KX125 1990 Service Manual

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Outer
Race
Installation
3
1.
Head Pipe Outer Race Press
Shaft:
57001-1075
2.
Head
Pipe Outer Race
Driver:
57001-1106
3.
Head Pipe
Outer Race
Driver:
57001-1076
-
App
ly
grease
to
the lower
tapered
roll
er bearing,
a
nd
drive
it
onto
the
steering stem
using the
stem
bearing
driver
and
adapter (special
tools).
A.
Stem
Bearing
Driver:
57001-137
B.
Adapter:
57001
-1074
-
Apply grease
to
the
upper tapered
ro ller bearing
and put it on
the
outer
race.
-
Refer to
Steering
Stem
Insta
ll
ation Notes.
STEERING
12-7
Steering Maintenance
Steering Stem
Bearing Lubrication
-
Remove the
steering stem (see Steering Stem
Re-
moval).
-
Using a high flas h-point solvent,
wash the upper
and lower
tapered
rollers
in the
cages, and
wipe
the
upper
a nd lower outer
races,
which are
press-
fitted
into
the
frame
head
pipe,
clean off grease
and
dirt.
-
Visually check the outer races
and the
rollers.
*
Replace
the bearing assemblies
if
they
show
wear
or
damage.
-
Pack the upper
a
nd
lower
tapered roller
bearings
in
the cages
with
grease,
and apply
a light
coat
of
grease
to
the
upper
and lowe
r
outer
races.
A.
Steering
Stem
(tapered ro ller)
Bearings
B.
Grease Sea
l
-I
nstall the steering
stem,
and
adjust the
steering
(see Steering Stem Insta
ll
ation,
Steering
Adjust-
ment).
Bearing
Wear,
Damage
-
Using a
high
fla
sh-poi
nt
so lvent,
wash the
upper
and lower
tapered rollers
in the
cages, and wipe
the upper
and lower
outer
races, which are
press-
fitted into the frame
head pipe, clean off grease
and
dirt.
-
Visually
check the outer races
and the rollers.
*Repl
ace
the
bearing assemb lies
if
they show
damage.
Steering Stem
Warp
-
Whenever
the stee
ring
stem is removed, or if the
steering can not be
adjusted
for
smooth
action,
check the steering
stem
fo
r
stra
ightness.
*
If the
steering stem shaft is
bent. replace
the
steer-
ing
stem
.

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