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    steering head bearings /5 replace

    What parts will be needed to replace the steering head bearings on a 75/5? Are they any old bearings or do you have to use the BMW ones?

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    With tapered roller bearings, any bearing specialty shop should be able to match up a new set from a single sample. You will want 2 bearings (upper and lower) which should come with matched races.
    1973 R75/5

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    It is the same set of tapered roller bearings from the /5's through the K1100 series. Size is 52mm x 28mm x 16mm

    Removing the lower inner race and both outer races is the usual unpleasant job that it always is with steering heads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beemerphile View Post
    It is the same set of tapered roller bearings from the /5's through the K1100 series. Size is 52mm x 28mm x 16mm

    Removing the lower inner race and both outer races is the usual unpleasant job that it always is with steering heads.
    +2. Have a good look at the lower before replacing and don't if it's in good shape. Also, make sure it's fully seated if you replace it.
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    You'll also need the metal cup that serves as a dust cover for the lower bearing. Looking at Max's fiche, BMW OEM bearings don't look especially expensive.
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