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    Bearings in steering head 1974 Quattro (or Sei)

    Bearings in steering head 1974 Quattro (or Sei)-img_6232.jpgI have refitted the loose bearings in the steering head but I can see the bearings which doesn't look right to me as it means they will be exposed to the elements. I have used the right sized ball bearings and it doesn't have any slop. If I tighten item 5 further, it won't turn. Even if I used smaller ball bearings and item 5 were flush with item 2 the four gaps where you can grip item 5 would still allow dirt and water to enter the ball race. What do you think? Would appreciate it if anybody with a Quattro or Sei could send me a photo or give me some advice.Click image for larger version. 

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    I'm wondering if there is a dust seal or shield between part 5 and 2? It isn't shown in the part catalogue though...

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    It looks like you haven't used much grease in packing the bearings. I think you should not be able to see the balls as clearly as they appear in the photograph. With a good amount of grease the bearing should be protected by the upper triple clamp.
    Ian

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