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Speedy Squirrel Speedy Squirrel is offline
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Detroit
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RS27CARRERA you are correct, technically and philosophically.

Here is a picture of the bearing. It is designed so that the plastic stretches just a little when you push it on the steering shaft. It is enough to keep the inner race pressed onto the shaft. After years of frantic countersteering, the inner plastic wears out. You might even see a piece or two come loose. Then the wheel wobbles.

The plastic sleeve shims it tight again, and it is not supposed to turn or be greased. Don't make Ferry roll over in his grave doing that. The little rollers do the rotating, not the plastic sleeve.

Need to go to Australia some time and drive on that Mad Max road. Hopefully the Bronze won't be around!
Old 12-15-2009, 06:47 PM
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