Send it as a unit. There is no need to try and get the stem bolt off.
Thanks Joe. I have a 2002 BB if that helps. The new forks have the new 80lb springs. I guess I'll have to ride it a while before I figure out how tight to adjust these springs. The old springs would bottom out on a medium sized bump even though I had them tightened all the way down. This is suppose to be the same front end they are installing on all the new models. Man, I DO like new chrome!zenbiker said:Ricky...The bearings should just slide off. The pinch bolt torque on both triple trees for all bolts is 40 ft/lbs.. The axle pinch bolt is also 40 ft/lbs. The axle torque is 50 ft/lbs. The center bolt in the middle of the upper tree should be torqued to where the steering has just slight resistance when the bike's front end is off the ground with no play when you try to move the forks....Joe
PS. I'm not sure which steering neck you have but the new style uses wider bearings and a longer stem than the old style steering neck.
Been there, done that!
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