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Old 02-28-2013, 06:09 PM   #946
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Steering Bearings

Mr. BigWheel,

Are there multiple formats for the bearing upgrade? The ones I see listed online for the Tri-Z look like regular sealed bearings, while the ones listed for the BW's are needle bearings. Which style have you been using?
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:02 PM   #947
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BWSwamper,

The Tri Z and BW have different applications because the Z's steering stem has a larger O.D. than the BW's.

All Balls lists the BW at: http://www.allballsracing.com/22-1025.html

and the Tri Z at: http://www.allballsracing.com/22-1019.html

So naturally, get the BW part if you are using the BW triple but get the Z part if you are doing the upgrade. Both of these kits are just tapered bearings that replace the loose bearings at the top or the BW stem. They do not include a bearing for the lower part of the stem.

You have to knock out the old race and install the race to accommodate the new tapered bearing, but it is not a very demanding task. I did it recently while watching Cliff spend two hours replacing the left foot peg on his 350.

He still claims that it was the CDI failing that made him take so long to get the foot peg back on.

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Old 03-02-2013, 08:59 AM   #948
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Duster11,

That is a pretty good looking bike for a "project." That looks better than some of our running bikes. More pictures will be expected, of course.

And if, for some strange reason, you decide you need to stud the tires on that bike, here is the primer:

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Old 03-02-2013, 10:08 AM   #949
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Awesome. That simple, eh!?
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:17 AM   #950
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Today, we had some work with the other BW.









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Old 03-03-2013, 06:01 PM   #951
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wow, that looks like a brand new engine, what did you do to it?
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:57 AM   #952
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The engine is powder coated.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:45 AM   #953
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the even reder headed step child aka Fat Cat

just nabed a sweet little 87 FAT CAT aka overweight puss . she runns ok but has been siting a carb clean is in order. best part is she was only 350 and NO SMOKE!! im so excited! im goona add some racks, new tires and hit the trails. O and fyi the auto clutch is da bomb! (making fun of BW )

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...72463377_n.jpg

sat under a tree for awhile ^

PS this is a BOV project
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:01 PM   #954
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just nabed a sweet little 87 FAT CAT aka overweight puss . she runns ok but has been siting a carb clean is in order. best part is she was only 350 and NO SMOKE!! im so excited! im goona add some racks, new tires and hit the trails. O and fyi the auto clutch is da bomb! (making fun of BW )

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...72463377_n.jpg

sat under a tree for awhile ^

PS this is a BOV project

ner difference in that and the above vehicle
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:34 AM   #955
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ner difference in that and the above vehicle
the bigest difference is the auto clutch but there are afew other small differences. Fat cats have parking brakes

http://yamaha.itgo.com/BW200review/1.htm
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:48 PM   #956
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AT489 24x11-12 Mounted on Shercoman Moded Wheel

Here are photos of the Carlisle AT489 24x11-12 mounted on the 12x8 wheel that Shercoman modified for BW use. I think the profile ended up okay.

http://s1354.beta.photobucket.com/us...tml?sort=3&o=2

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Old 03-05-2013, 07:50 PM   #957
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Nice setup ! love to see a pic of whole bike from side when mounted..

No more "Hostess mini donut" look on the back...
Added instant chick appeal ??
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:02 AM   #958
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I am curious how much this 12" setup weighs? Mr. Bigwheel and I measured 3 different combos of tires and wheels and came up with a 10# difference between the heaviest and the lightest.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:41 PM   #959
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12 inch wheel

I'll weigh the thing before I swap them out. I'll post a photo once I have it installed.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:17 PM   #960
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This is being posted solely to prove that I made it considerably higher up the B-29 trail solo today than Cliff and I did on our last attempt.

All by myself.

So there.

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