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Steering head thread stripped

Hi guys, replacing my steering head bearings on my 98 cbr900rr. When I pulled the bottom triple off I found the thread for the nut is half stripped. (Why it keeps coming loose I guess) would I be able to get a tap and die to repair it or will I have to replace it? If it has to be replaced, does any one have one?
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Re: Steering head thread stripped

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Hi guys, replacing my steering head bearings on my 98 cbr900rr. When I pulled the bottom triple off I found the thread for the nut is half stripped. (Why it keeps coming loose I guess) would I be able to get a tap and die to repair it or will I have to replace it? If it has to be replaced, does any one have one?
Thanks, Justin.

Do you mean the thread for the tension nut or the top clamp nut?
A die nut of the larger sizes isn't cheap (paid $55 and $70 for M16 and M20 die nuts recently).
I would say you're probably better off just grabbing a replacement lower clamp off Ebay if it's the tension nut that's bad, the top clamp nut doesn't do much.
'98/'99 clamps are different from the other years so be sure it is a W or X model your buying.

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.... I found the thread for the nut is half stripped. ....
Replace the nut.

Item #17 here:
Handlebar Top Bridge Honda CBR900RR 1998 OEM Parts - Cheap Cycle Parts

If it is the steering stem that is stripped, then it will be a wee bit more expensive:
Item #4 here:
http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/model...-steering-stem
You may be better off buying a used part from a salvage yard.
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Re: Steering head thread stripped

Sorry I didn't word it very well. It's the thread on the stem for the nut that puts tension on the bearing. The thread on the nut is fine. Does that place ship to Australia? Thanks for your help!
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Re: Steering head thread stripped

I do not know.
You will probably find lower shipping rates from here:
- The Honda Shop - Perth's only Honda MegaStore
Shipping on something like that from the 'states would be in the $50-$70 range.

Replacing the steering stem is not hard, just a bit complicated. You will need a few not-so-common tools. A wrench (or socket) for the steering stem nut, and a way to hold the bike in place as you remove the front forks.
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Re: Steering head thread stripped

I took mine to have the bearings done (no stands here) and the mechanic reported the same fault on my 98. I have the parts here waiting to go in but not taken it back to him yet. Must do that.
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Re: Steering head thread stripped

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Sorry I didn't word it very well. It's the thread on the stem for the nut that puts tension on the bearing. The thread on the nut is fine. Does that place ship to Australia? Thanks for your help!

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