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Offline Action69

Need HELP Removing 86 steering stem
« on: February 16, 2018, 11:08:03 AM »
Hello everyone Iím currently breaking down an 86 and Iím trying to remove the steering stem and Iím getting resistance.I removed the lower nut beneath the dust cap,
I removed the steering stem mount from the frame and Iím pulling pretty hard upward and nothing.Does the clip beneath the dust seal hold it in place?or do I just need to tap the bottom of the shaft with a rubber mallet or piece of wood and a hammer?thanks in advance for any help.

Offline broken1

Re: Need HELP Removing 86 steering stem
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2018, 12:22:13 PM »
The c-clip is just for holding the bearing in place... Get a little penetrating oil in there & after letting it soak for a bit give it a love tap & it should break free.
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Offline Action69

Re: Need HELP Removing 86 steering stem
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2018, 03:03:04 PM »
 Thanks Kevin.