‘04 YZ250 Steering stem problem?

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8/4/2018 10:22 AM

Hey all,

Recently purchased a 2004 YZ250 with the intentions of bringing it back to its former glory.
Today I decided to tackle the steering stem bearings as they were ruined.
After removing the old bearings and races etc I noticed that whoever had changed the bearings at some point before me had been a bit heavy handed and damaged/taken a small chunk out of the lip inside the stem that one of the bearing races sits on.
I carried on and fitted the new bearings etc anyway but I was wondering, has anyone come across this before?? And is it something I should be worried about? I’ve added a picture below of the damaged lip!
Many thanks!

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8/4/2018 11:09 AM

Nothing to be worried about. Make sure it isn’t cracked around where the chunk is missing.

The race sits there so it will have no ill affect on the bearings or steering.

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8/4/2018 11:55 AM

TrailDigger wrote:

Nothing to be worried about. Make sure it isn’t cracked around where the chunk is missing.

The race sits there so it will ...more

Thanks! I cleaned up the area and checked for any cracks before fitting the new bearings and was all good smile

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