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1955 head stock bearings

Postby Morbec1 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:09 pm

I am giving my 1955 Matchless G80 a service I want to replace the steering head ball bearings the ones I am replacing look too small what is the correct size ball bearings.

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Re: 1955 head stock bearings

Postby Mick D » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:31 pm

Hi

They are 3/16" and are part number 000072 - there are 28 in each race.

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Re: 1955 head stock bearings

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Re: 1955 head stock bearings

Postby Rob Harknett » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:44 pm

Note how many balls there are. If 28 in each race seem loose that's how it should be.

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Re: 1955 head stock bearings

Postby 56G80S » Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:21 pm

I think, correct me if I'm wrong Rob, that there's a space in the top and bottom, there's no need to cram in as many balls as possible.

28 is the number.

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Re: 1955 head stock bearings

Postby clive » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:49 pm

Just in case anyone missed it that is 28, the fourth time proves it is correct :rofl:
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Re: 1955 head stock bearings

Postby Mick D » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:05 pm

clive wrote:Just in case anyone missed it that is 28, the fourth time proves it is correct


But only two references to the OP's query :roll: ;) , come on chaps it's 3/16"

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Re: 1955 head stock bearings

Postby Rob Harknett » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:39 pm

Wondered why Philip had to ask a simple question as he did. The parts list for his bike clearly states number of balls and size. I can only guess he has not got a parts list for his bike. It should have been something he should have got when he first got the bike.You need a parts list, instruction book & workshop manual Philip.

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http://archives.jampot.dk/book/Workshop ... dition.pdf

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Re: 1955 head stock bearings

Postby Morbec1 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:16 pm

Mick D wrote:Hi

They are 3/16" and are part number 000072 - there are 28 in each race.

Regards Mick


Many thanks Mick I will be placing an order to the club on Monday

Regards Phil

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Re: 1955 head stock bearings

Postby Morbec1 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:20 pm

clive wrote:Just in case anyone missed it that is 28, the fourth time proves it is correct :rofl:


Thanks for the information yes there are 28 balls per race it was the size I wanted to confirm and I have that confirmed as 3/16

Regards Phil

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