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Steering Stem advice for 2003

Ok so I bought a replacement steering stem because I broke a tab.

Mine has Thrust roller bearings and the new one has regular ball bearings, Can i just swap these these? They do fit the stem.

Also, the one I bought looks like it is angled different to mine, bent perhaps?

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She does look bent....ouch. I'd try and get some money back and quick.

Try to stay with the tapered needle bearing too, when you get a non bent stem it should fit.

Also, I have see where folks machine off the broken bits of the stops and drill and pin in a replacement stop. Any good machine shop should be able to make you one and install.



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Hey I was the seller. We are talking about this off forum.

Ross,
Sorry about this, I wouldn't knowingly sell bad parts. Please check it out like we talked about and get back with me.

If it's the stem, I remember reading about a member that can press out and reinstall stems to the lower clamp, just not said members name:what: If your other stem is good, maybe he can help us out.

The tapered roller bearings are better than the OEM ball type. They should interchange without problem.

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sbk drew posted a thread on removing the stem. Makis had good info in it.
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Hey I was the seller. We are talking about this off forum.

Ross,
Sorry about this, I wouldn't knowingly sell bad parts. Please check it out like we talked about and get back with me.

If it's the stem, I remember reading about a member that can press out and reinstall stems to the lower clamp, just not said members name:what: If your other stem is good, maybe he can help us out.

The tapered roller bearings are better than the OEM ball type. They should interchange without problem.


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No offense meant to you, James. I know you wouldn't knowingly sell it had you known it to be bent. For all I know, it happened in transit

Lord knows you take the disfigured and broken and make them good as new

The man asked a question and I opined.



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No offense meant to you, James. I know you wouldn't knowingly sell it had you known it to be bent. For all I know, it happened in transit

Lord knows you take the disfigured and broken and make them good as new

The man asked a question and I opined.
None taken, I was just manning up to the sale and letting other members know we are communicating about it.
I was told it was good when I got it. If it happened in transport I'm sure I would of heard about it sooner than two months later.

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Swap the stems, end of story.
Let me know if you need any help.
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Thanks guys I didn't want to name drop as I dint know if it was made like this and I didn't know or bent. When I got it, it looked fine, no damage to the shipping box and it was packed very well but I had nothing to compare it to and I've no doubt neither did he. Just pulled mine off this morning and saw it which is why it took 2 months as I was waiting on forks. Decided to pop it on here to get a second opinion in case I was being paranoid. Appreciate the ways to fix this.


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Well, it definitely looks bent from the picture's point of view.
I wouldn't worry that much of it though.
Like sbkdrew said, swap the stems.
It's like half an hour's work






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