Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Spartanburg, SC
All Balls has a set for the FJR. I put them in and it wasn't a big deal. Getting the old set off the spindle is best done, IMO with a dremel cutting them off being careful not to cut too deep. The others require some kind of rod to use like a drift and a hammer. If you look up the method on one of the other FJR sites skip the parts about putting the spindle in the freezer and other weird stuff. Go out and get a small section of pipe, don't remember the size, something like an inch and a half ID. Put the new bearing place, drop the old bearing on the new one to protect it, the top one I think, put the whole thing on a piece of wood like a 2x4, then pound the bearing in place using the pipe and a small sledge hammer. Sounds brutal but it works. Whatever you do DO NOT use the torque spec's given in the other forum, they are WAY too high. You will need to up the spec but do it incrementally. The handlebars are supposed to freely swing from side to side. If you can get them to swing just a wee bit slower than free fall, you have it right, IMO. I could feel the difference and I like it. Good luck.