Today's mission; get the bike together and running!
Started with this;
Bearing kit from All Balls;
Started with cut off wheel and removed cage and rollers;
Then used the cut off wheel to groove the inner race;
After additional cuts and grooves, a chisel was used to crack the race, then it just fell off;
After removing all traces of grease (and before my wife could stop me) into the freezer for a cool down;
And the new bearing goes onto the wood stove to be warmed up:
After setting the lower seal in place, used the old inner race (upside down & with an assortment of washers stacked on top) to drive the warmed up bearing onto the cold steering stem (with a length of pipe);
All cleaned up & greased;
Steering stem back in place, not shown was driving the new bearing cup into the lower steering head;
Fork legs and wheel;
Front brake and speedo cable;
Cables & wiring, should have paid more attention when disassembling, had to take the headlight and speedo off a couple of times before all the wires and cables were properly in place;
Getting there, took my time getting everything just right, so far it looks like I may be able to get by with these handlebars, I did rotate the cross bar back so that the low speed adjuster can be rotated a full 360 degrees;
Out with the old battery that lasted barely a year, in with a new gel battery;
Ready to button up;
Fired up almost instantly;
After all the work it felt great to ride her again!
Now that it's rideable again, I can tweak, tune and practice, our first cross country event is on 3-17 and on 4-6 we have the Stump Jumpers D100. Can't wait!