Hi all, starting to put the vf1000r 84 back together. Just had frame and other parts back from powder coating, while inserting new tapered roller bearings I’m having problems getting them flush , with a lot of force there sticking out of the frame a lot about 10 mil. I,m thinking I have the wrong ones. I have all balls number 22-1020 . I’ve searched their site and their coming up as for 85 1000f . The 84 R is not listed. I know wemoto list them but they don’t give a serial or catalogue number. I bought them 3 years ago in the states, could the bearings be different , anyone got numbers or experience on this , cheers
Hi Retro,the steering stem bearings are the same for all years and models of the VF including the 750.
If is taking that much force to get them in I suggest knocking them back out and checking the bearing seats are spotless and free from any powder coat.
Put the bearings in the freezer for a little while. While you’re waiting, make sure the seats are clean. You’ll have to tap them in being sure they go in straight not angled.