Hi guys I put taper bearings in my kz1000A headstock wish I hadn't cus the head lamp brackets are now loose the top tree seems to be 4mm higher than std is this right btw I didn't put the lower first washer in either or dust seal
any help for a safe ride
Are you 100% sure you pressed in both races all the way into neck? Those bastards are sometimes tough. Especially when knocking old ones out? Leaving a burr or chisel mark. I always make sure to clean with air grinder and a scotch wheel. Plus I freeze the races. And warm the neck with propane torch.
Also as a tangent. years ago. before allballs racing components, there were 2 different #'s later 1000's and early Z1/KZ900? This was on a drag chassis so did not matter. I recall that set being taller? That was over 12 yrs. ago.
Good luck, recheck them race's
Livin in "CheektaVegas, NY
Still have a Kaw! 76 KZ900 Pro-Street.
Went thru 25 of these in 40 yrs.
And The Old Girl, Harley 75 FLH Electra Glide,
Old faithful! Points ign. Bendix Orig. carb.
To add here, so far every suggestion is correct. There are also a rubber collar and another stamped ring that need to be installed for the headlight bracket to be tight. See red circle added to RickHs post.