On models with tapered original steering head bearings All heavy duty tapered bearings function as a high quality direct replacement.
Tapered Bearing On models that originally took ball-type steering head bearings,
Tapered bearings can be used as an upgrade.
Ball-type bearings have tiny points of weight-bearing contact area, which means that ball type bearings have a much shorter lifespan than a tapered bearing, where the weight is spread across the long surface of a cylindrical roller.
In addition, tapered bearings are far easier to install and do not have the issue of over or under-tightening of the original un caged bearing design which could cause handling problems.
All tapered steering head/headrace bearing kits contain the upper and lower bearing and seals where appropriate.
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