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h2olawyer

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Re: Resurrecting a 1982 Vision....
« Reply #100 on: May 28, 2009, 05:07:29 PM »
Doing the steering bearings at the moment.
Got it all back together this morning, but can't find a reference as
to how tight to get the tapered roller bearings.
I have them snug right now.

Anyone done the tapered bearings recently?

They need to be pretty snug or you will get speed wobbles.  I did mine by trial & error.  Got them snug, went for a ride, scared the $#!+ out of myself @ 35MPH.  Returned home, loosened the upper triple tree & tightened them down some more.  Mine might still be a touch on the loose side, but I get no speed wobbles and the steering is smooth.  Next time I have to take the fairing off, I'll probably tighten them a touch more.

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Re: Resurrecting a 1982 Vision....
« Reply #101 on: May 28, 2009, 05:14:38 PM »
Doing the steering bearings at the moment.
Got it all back together this morning, but can't find a reference as
to how tight to get the tapered roller bearings.
I have them snug right now.

Anyone done the tapered bearings recently?

They need to be pretty snug or you will get speed wobbles.  I did mine by trial & error.  Got them snug, went for a ride, scared the $#!+ out of myself @ 35MPH.  Returned home, loosened the upper triple tree & tightened them down some more.  Mine might still be a touch on the loose side, but I get no speed wobbles and the steering is smooth.  Next time I have to take the fairing off, I'll probably tighten them a touch more.

H2O

Sure is something when they're tight, eh?
Mine made me weave if i didnt hold on tight enough..  Over correcting the stiffness or something.
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Re: Resurrecting a 1982 Vision....
« Reply #102 on: May 28, 2009, 06:19:37 PM »
Not 100K? huh what mileage will i get before my vision explodes since i have been running full syn since about 6K.

Engine wear? Whats that? 8)
Loves to over think things.

Rick G

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Re: Resurrecting a 1982 Vision....
« Reply #103 on: May 29, 2009, 01:55:24 AM »
You should be sure to tell QBS that there not 100k bikes . He will be interested in that !
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Re: Resurrecting a 1982 Vision....
« Reply #104 on: May 29, 2009, 11:11:13 AM »
According to dminor, 39k miles is all you get.
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Brian Moffet

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Re: Resurrecting a 1982 Vision....
« Reply #105 on: May 29, 2009, 11:17:44 AM »
Yes, but he has a tendency to go screaming down hills at 12000 RPM....

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Re: Resurrecting a 1982 Vision....
« Reply #106 on: May 29, 2009, 03:28:20 PM »
At last count, Mr. Q had , I believe 88,000 miles and going strong. he's a reasonable rider. He  once rode from Calif. (I think), to Texas in one 1100 mile stint.
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Re: Resurrecting a 1982 Vision....
« Reply #107 on: May 29, 2009, 06:16:46 PM »
I'm just relying on other peoples experience. After all I'm so green i should be riding a vespa <_<
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Re: Resurrecting a 1982 Vision....
« Reply #108 on: May 30, 2009, 11:05:10 AM »
Will be taking the bike for a spin later today to test the steering bearings.
Found some references to other bikes for tightness.

Most said initial torque to about 40 ft lbs....then back off and torque to about 15 ft lbs.
Then stem bolt to about 80 ft lbs.

We'll see....

As far as checking the valve clearances, I think I'll wait.
Looks like a job just to check them.
A winter project for sure.
It's running OK right now, so I'll wait.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2009, 08:25:06 AM by musicweb »
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Re: Resurrecting a 1982 Vision....
« Reply #109 on: May 30, 2009, 11:59:38 AM »
A most excellent decision!
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Re: Resurrecting a 1982 Vision....
« Reply #110 on: May 31, 2009, 08:31:16 AM »
On first run the steering bearings were too tight. Had to constantly "fight" with it.

Got home and loosened the locking nuts about 1/8 of a turn, and now it feels good.

Amazing what the new bearings can do....I can even let go and it stays on track.

Much smoother steering and cornering......

Definitely a nice upgrade!
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h2olawyer

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Re: Resurrecting a 1982 Vision....
« Reply #111 on: May 31, 2009, 02:51:01 PM »
Glad you got them adjusted - I agree, tapered steering bearings are one of the top upgrades every Vision owner should make!  Ranks right up there with braided stainless brake line(s).

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