LAVERDAMANIA

TECHNICAL SHEET # 4

Replace the steering bearings- Laverda 750, 1000 and 1200
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- Remove the front wheel and the mudguard. Remove the brakes calipers and hang them to the frame. While you are at it, check the front wheel bearings state.
- You can let the headlight and harnesses in place. Just be careful, don't pull them too much.

- Unscrew the panel instrument and the handlebar, let them hang on the left side of the bike
- Remove the 2 plugs fork stanchions and the springs
- Remove the 3 Alen screws of the top fork yoke, then the central top yoke nut.
- Reove the top yoke
- Remove the 2 Allen screws of the bottom yoke
- Remove the 2 fork stanchions, let the oil drain fitting them upside/down
- On 1000 and 1200, unscrew the oil cooler and the oil cooler bracket.
- Unscrew and remove the adjusting nut and remove the bottom yoke
- Extract the 2 bearings, keep the 2 washers.
- Fit the 2 new bearings, don't miss the 2 spacers.

- Put grease on the bottom bearing, fit the bottom yoke and screw the adjusting nut
- Fit the fork stanchions and the headlight supports, instrument panel and handlebar. Don't tighten the nuts for the moment.
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Tighten progressively the adjusting nut, in the same time turn the steering to both sides, then unscrew the adjusting nut until you get a small play (the final
adjusting will occur later)
- Fit the top yoke
- Aligh the stanchions in the yokes, tighten all the Allen screws except the central one on the top yoke
- Tighten the adjusting nut until there no more play and the steering is smooth, don't overtighten it.
- Tighten the top yoke central nut and its Allen screw
- Fit the brakes calipers, the front wheel and the mudguard
- Fill the forks with oil, quantity and viscosity required
- Fit the springs and the top plug fork stanchions
- Tighten the manel instrument/handlebar nuts.
- Check that all the nuts ans screws are well tightened

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After having removed the top yoke, remove the adjusting nut
Removing the 2 yokes
The top bearing
The bottom bearing race
The 2 bearings
Put grease on the bottom bearing

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