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Old 12-06-2012, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yesterday when I took the the Fury for a ride I immediately felt that my 8* triple trees getting stock on the center position, It was very scary to ride. I didn't have this problem before, I didn't touch the trees... It started after the bike was jacked up with the front wheel off the ground for several weeks. Should it be covered by warranty? I only had 1500 miles on this trees...

I emailed Daryl at VTX-Extreme with the question about buying the new bearings and seals (he didn't responded yet). Or should I contact Low and Mean since I got the trees from them?

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Anyone ???
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Call Daryl at the shop (256)543-3997
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you mean you feel a "notch" at the center, then you need new steering stem bearings. With the front wheel off the ground, if you move the bars back and forth and feel this in the middle, the bearing has beat a dent into the race, that is the problem with timken bearings, they will do this in time, sooner iif the bearings were not properly installed/race not seated.
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If you mean you feel a "notch" at the center, then you need new steering stem bearings. With the front wheel off the ground, if you move the bars back and forth and feel this in the middle, the bearing has beat a dent into the race, that is the problem with timken bearings, they will do this in time, sooner iif the bearings were not properly installed/race not seated.
It's both... I spoke with Daryl and he'll sell me a set of bearings and seals. Probably my fault anyway. Possibly bearing race got cracked when I lay down the bike.

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Daryl is a stand up dude, parts shouldn't be that expensive are they ?!?
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Make sure you don't over torque the new ones.
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Daryl is a stand up dude, parts shouldn't be that expensive are they ?!?
I didn't think so, so I didn't ask. Still waiting for PayPal request.
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Make sure you don't over torque the new ones.
I'll try
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You are not going to believe what I found after disasembling the trees. Water damage to the lower bearing! The only place where water could get in inside the neck is the stupid lock. Otherwise both seals, bearings and races shows no indication of any mechanical damage.
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