Bearing question

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George Greer
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Bearing question

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Post by George Greer » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:41 am

Yet another question.

Can anyone asssist?

I don't have a ton of manuals, but I got them for my WLA, and the 58FL, including parts books.

Does anyone have a parts manual for a 86 Sportster, showing the upper and lower neck bearings, and cups that go into the frame that they could share?

OR, is the bearings and cups the same on my 58 FL frame, and its all good to bolt on?

I can't do any touchy-feely on the frame and parts until Nov, when the frau and I are in Portland Oregon.

I know that I need to get a lower bearing cup for the frame already, and looking to try and find the correct stuff that will fit and take with me when we go.

Thanks.

George



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Re: Bearing question

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Post by 58flh » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:08 am

George---Not a86 but I have a 76-----I know for a fact that in 76 there were 21 ball berings upper&lower in the cups ,as far as the 86 it should be a Timkin!--- as long as you change upper & lower cups in frame & change to Timkin 86 frontend will bolt up. You check stem with micrometer? should be same size as inner frame under a little anyway. Ive seen lots of guys do this.-----58flh-Richie

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Re: Bearing question

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Post by Lowbikemike » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:47 pm

George,

I have a factory 1986 Service Manual that I'd part with. It does not inlcude any part numbers but does show the complete front fork breakdown along with all other components of the bike. PM me if you are interested, I'm sure we can work out a deal.

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Re: Bearing question

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Post by Bosheff » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:20 pm

Even if the bearing cups were interchangable, I doubt they have the same part #. Call a franchised Hog Shop and have em check pt. #'s for ya. I'm sure someone who reads this forum can answere yer ?....bosheff

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Re: Bearing question

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Post by jibhead » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:56 pm

george , the bearing on the 86 sportster are id inch cannot remember the od. they are taper roller bearings and are the same as in my 73 shovel. will be over the workshop tomorrow and can write the bearing number down for you . jib

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Re: Bearing question

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Post by George Greer » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:13 pm

Jib, and all...

Can I also get a number for the bearing cups that press into the neck??

You guys rock!!

George

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Re: Bearing question

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Post by jibhead » Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:19 pm

hi george , the brg is

hi-cap L44643R/10
this particular one is koyo but am sure those numbers are cross referanceable if not standard bearing nonclemature.

the bigtwin neck cups to take this style bearing i.e timkin not ball . are availiable from most aftermarket factors i.e W&W part no.15-106 in stainless or 15-110 chrome ,they also sell the dust covers. hope this helps .jib

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Re: Bearing question

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Post by George Greer » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:31 pm

Jib,

Thanks for the numbers....

W&W is in Wurzburg, about a 1/2 hr drive from home, and Paul Jung..who workes there is balancing and truing the bottom end of my WL/KH engine for me, like his WR engine.

Anyway, thank you and all for the responses.

I did find this on ebay......

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/?cmd=Vie ... MEWAX%3AIT" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

What do ya think?

George

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Re: Bearing question

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Post by jibhead » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:01 pm

looks like everything you need there george, top luck with getting the crank done there aswell :D

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