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Just wondering if the steering head tools were still available? The last post about them was made in 2013.

My 1130 TnT has the occasional front end shudder as I pull up to a stop under light braking so I thought it might be a good idea to check the bearings.

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Hi mike ,
The shuddering sounds like warped discs to me … I had exactly the same as you describe when I was braking slightly to a stop.

As for steering head tool are we talking about the centre nut on top of the triple clamp ? If so I use a 16mm Allen key socket .
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There's a small amount of play in the steering head so it either needs tightening up or new bearings. Either way I need a way of adjusting or removing the nut without damaging it which is why I asked about the tool.
 

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If the steering head is the same as a Tornado, you can borrow mine if you like. I made them up years ago. Not pretty but they do the trick. PM me.
 

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I managed to remove the steering head with Errol's special tools - many thanks :).

I'm now looking at removing the bearing shells from the steering head. There's no lip on the shells so I might have to shrink them with a bit of weld. Unfortunately my antique stick welder is not suitable for a delicate job like this. With the lock down I can't get anyone over at the moment either which is a pain.
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Does anyone have any suggestions on replacement bearings? Errol mentioned that he had the Pyramid Parts tapered replacement kit (BR36). It's a tapered bearing kit. Oddly enough I also have the same kit. I bought it a few years back too. I'll go with that if no one has any better ideas.
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The original bearings did have a significant notch in them when turned from the center position but it wasn't enough to effect the handling at all.
 
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