Damaged steering stems

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Hooli
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Damaged steering stems

Unread post by Hooli » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:56 am

I think I'm just looking for people to agree with me here.

Last time I changed the steering bearings on the suzuki I cut off the old bearing race with a dremel. Unfortunately I managed to cut too deep & there is a small slot cut through the wall of the stem. This isn't safe is it? considering it takes all the loads of the front end. I've been looking for a replacement & think I've found one, they are surprisingly hard to find second hand as the yoke bends easy even in small crashes.

Would everyone agree I should be changing it out?



Oh & yes Greeno, it's still the same yoke you fixed.
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