Re: Steering Stem bearings?
The whole metal shavings thing was way overblown.
The 'Service Update' was specifically to replace the tapered roller bearings with ball bearings. It had everything to do with slowing down the steering to get rid of some headshake that was reported as being a major problem mostly in the Euro press, and nothing to do with metal shavings. SOME people found shavings, most didn't. Also, if one were to take a close look at how the bearings work and were sealed one would find that the metal shavings posed no threat to the bearings.