on my yfz theres a little clamp with the rubber pieces in that hold the stem to the frame, but the rubber bushings keep getting worn out really bad. Is there a place where I can get a clamp that holds a bearing in there instead of bushings? Also my stem bushing keeps getting worn out with only a few hours, could this be because of a bent tie rod or unaligned steering?
I am talking about the clamp that spilldathrill gave the link to. I have the stock one with no grease zerk, and I replace the little rubber orings 2 times and they keep wearing out. Also I was talking about the bottom bearing that goes into the frame that the stem bolts into. That little bearing has gone out 5 times now. and I was wondering if a bent tierod could be the culprit? One of my tierods is bent, and thats the only thing i can think of. I am going to order that clamp, mine wears so fast from lack of grease I am thinking.
Oh, I meant to say bearing that the nut holds in the frame, not bushing.
that bearing shouldnt wear out that fast, it barely moves through the travel of the stem. i would check that you are installing the stem properly, especially the flag, the large washer, and torquing everything down properly, the stem nut should be torqued down to 130 ft/lbs, which is a ton of torque, really locking the stem and bearing together.