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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-01-2016, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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32006 tapered roller steering stem bearings

Now that I have my front lift completed that will allow me to remove the forks and triple trees for maintenance this winter, I also plan on replacing the ball bearings for the triple trees with tapered roller bearings.

From doing searches on the forum I only found one mention of the number for tapered roller bearings which was 32006. So I just wanted to see if anyone can confirm that this the correct tapered roller bearing to replace the OEM ball bearings.

Yamaha does not list the OD, ID and width of the ball bearings on online parts suppliers like Ron Ayers like Suzuki does, which would make it easy to confirm that the 32006 has the same OD, ID and width as the OEM ball bearings

I plan on buying a name brand bearing like Timken or SKF from my local Motion Ind. store and I want to go ahead and buy them now, and so I can make up tools for installing the cups and the cones.

https://cad.timken.com/item/tapered-...c-2/item-25587


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I plan on buying a name brand bearing like Timken or SKF from my local Motion Ind.

https://cad.timken.com/item/tapered-...c-2/item-25587
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the bearing you are removing should have a number on the shoulder No? I've gone to the bearing stores before and it's a good choice if you have the number. They might even be able to replace the seal if there is one and you can get it out and still read the number on it. I haven't had good luck tensioning the bearings when installing and would get wear again and a flat spot in 20K miles or so. I could try it again though. Good luck.

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i used a set from "pyramid parts" on ebay. has the bearings and seals.

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After doing more research on internet I confirmed that the Timken tapered roller bearing number for the FJR's is 32006X, which is the number for the cup and cone set. I've always bought name quality name brand bearings for my bikes, and the Timkens are not that much more then unknown bearing brands like All Balls.

So shortly I will be buying two sets from Motion Ind., and I'll be installing them as well as changing the fork oil this winter. If my memory serves me right, this bearing is a commonly used steering stem bearing in Japanese motorcycle, and even the guy I spoke to at Motion Ind. said that he uses the same bearing in his R1.


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I'll have to check if the kit comes with the dust cup, come seal like with the All Balls kit.

Thanks for the heads up. Been using All Balls and never had a problem.

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I'll have to check if the kit comes with the dust cup, come seal like with the All Balls kit.

Thanks for the heads up. Been using All Balls and never had a problem.
Timken offers different options in their single row tapered roller bearings, with the TS series being without seals, and the TSL series has the molded on rubber seals, which is the ones I'll be getting.


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Both Timkem and SKF are high quality bearings, and I have used both for many applications over the years, and I don't mind spending the extra money to get a bearing I don't have to worry about and know how their going to work and last.

Bearings from places like All Balls are not made by them, and are just branded with their name, and I read a few posts on different forums of failures of bearings from All Balls. So even though I have never used them I would probably always be worrying about them after I installed them.

I do know from personal experience that Timkem tapered roller bearings if properly installed on the steering stem, properly lubed, adjusted and maintained will be trouble free for many, many years.
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I do know from personal experience that Timkem tapered roller bearings if properly installed on the steering stem, properly lubed, adjusted and maintained will be trouble free for many, many years.
Like Ken, I've not had any trouble with All Balls bearings. The key being as you say, "if properly installed". The only troubles I've read about came from people pounding them on rather than working the parts for a proper fit.

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And when you slip the oven baked bearing onto the stem, make sure its on first. Doh!
lol. Torque to about. 13 lb/ft. Recheck within a month. The bearing will bed in.

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