CL-160 Scrambler Steering stem disassembly
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    CL-160 Scrambler Steering stem disassembly

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    I need insight into disassembling the Steering Stem in order to sandblast and paint lower triple tree. Seems a flimsy washer steering head dust seal, rubber dust seal and steering cone bottom race are in the way. Can the steering stem be hammered out from the bottom of the assemble? Is it advisable to disassemble the assembly? See pictures.
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    The washer, dust seal and bearing race can be pried/pulled off the stem.....
    IF you have access to a hydraulic press, the stem CAN be pushed up and out of the bracket...(I've actually removed one with a "swinging press" ( hammer, steel block and vise))...
    I don't know that I'd ADVISE removing it, but it's not THAT hard to do.....
    The accurate "square" re-install is what most would find more problematic (Due to the risk of damaging the threading at the top end while pressing it back in) ...

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    You can usually stretch the seal enough to get it to come out of the groove and off the steering stem. That leaves a small gap under the edge of the lower race where you can insert the end of a chisel. Tap the chisel with a small hammer to pry off the race, alternate from side to side so it comes up evenly.
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    Interesting, and good suggestion. Any Idea where I would find an new rubber seal? My parts breakdown doesn't show the size of this part.

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    Seal safely removed and stem ready for sandblasting. New seal on order through Honda.

    Last ? for the day. Does anyone have any good ideas for sourcing various (stainless steel?) small shims like the two found in the Speedometer gear?

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    I got everything apart, sandblasted, repainted and read for installation. Pics soon

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