New steering bearings - first attempt
At the end of the season, my bike decided to throw me a curve ball and give me some bad bearings to deal with as the cold weather is coming in. I was able to turn one direction normally and the other direction gave me some serious hesitation. I decided to order some new bearings and start there. As I pulled off the bearings I could see they were visibly bad.
Long story short, I ordered new bearings, got the races and seals in place, and pieced it all back together. When I took it for a test ride, it went from bad to worse. When I am taking it around the block, I'm going up to around 30 or so. Slow speeds it feels wobbly. Closer to 30 or faster, it feels like it doesn't want to turn. It doesn't make any noises or feel loose on the jack. It turns easily when it is up on the jack. I am attempting to trouble shoot and from what I'm reading with others, it sounds like it may be too tight.
I wanted to get it ballparked just so I can get it safely to my winter storage, but with a lack of daylight when I get out of work, I haven't been able to make adjustments as often as I would like. I also plan on making my own tool using the hacksaw, but I haven't had time to make a trip to the local hardware store yet.
Any help would be appreciated. I would prefer not to use the local stealership as they are dishonest and iffy on work quality.