Originally Posted by Valleyrider
Love projects like this Ray. Put a set of AllBalls tapered bearings in the steeringhead. Very cheap on Ebay. Got a set for $34 for my project.
Nice work... If you get bored, I'm going thru a '78 TT500 and could use some help removing "Ick"!
I may go ahead and get all new bearings - for the wheels, too! Sounds like the tapered roller bearings would be better in the steering head. Good luck with your TT, I like those bikes. I have spent countless hour cleaning up all the old "ick". Wish I could take it somewhere and have it all blasted away. There is a wet soda blasting media that seems like it would work well.