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Does the vf400f use the same steering head bearing as any other bike?

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Honestly Honda makes many diffrent size Head bearings as well as do other manufacture's, id would consult Honda regarding the size of your specific Year and bike's head bearing's they have all the spec's on it and should gladly tell you what size your bike require's Hope this helps Steve

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I don't know what type of bicycle you have, or how modern it is, but the handlebar and steering head are similar on most models. Try to remove the handlebars and steering head from the bike as a unit. There is a large nut at the top of the head tube (where the steering stem goes into). Loosen this nut, and the handlebars and steering stem should pull up and out of the bearing inner races. When you completely remove that nut, the headset will come apart... (including the fork and front tire which will drop out of the headset. If your brake and shifting cables are too short to let you pull the steering stem completely out of the steering head, you'll need to remove the handlebars from the steering stem. If you are careful, the bearing set, spacers and washer will stay on the fork tube when it comes out of the bicycle frame head, so you will know which order to reassemble them in. Either tag them or lay them in the proper order. Now you can clean the bearings or replace them.
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Once everything is cleaned and ready to reassemble, grease the bearings and the bearing races and reassemble. When you tighten the stem nut down, make sure that there is no play between the steering head and the steering stem.

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1988 R100 rs 60K the bike seems unsteady in corners and on the freeway I just bought it the bike also pulls to the rt I try and do most maintenece myself is this something I can do thanks mike

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I have front end wobble on my motorcyle.The wheel has been balanced a couple of times.I have had a new tyre fitted.No problems with head bearings etc.Still I have the problem around 40.Can you help please?

Hello geoff100lee.... many of the "C's" have a small wobble in the steering at certain speeds...most notable while decelerating... Two considerations that control a front end shimmy are the tightness of the steering head bearing and steering dampers.
Since most bikes don't have steering dampers it's EXTREMELY important that the head bearing is properly adjusted. Your dealer is most likely aware of this problem on the "C", even if he won't admit to it.
There is a fix for it using tapered needle bearings. The bearings are about 40 buxs, but requires pressing and a few special tools to install. If you search or forums you can find instructions.
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Tighten the head bearings as per your manual.
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