Correct 45 degree fitting for stearing head

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Tourer, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Tourer

    Tourer Member

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    Hello,

    I have been searching at various auto, fastener, and hardware stores for the right 45 degree zerk fitting for the stearing head, but have been unsuccessful. From what I can tell from the stock straight part it looks to be a 3/16" fitting. Can anyone confirm the size and know a source for getting one? Thank you for the help.
     
  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    1/4-28 If I remember correctly. Although for some reason I thought some had found it to be metric. Got mine at the local auto parts store. Take the old one with you. You should be able to match it up.
     
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  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    1/4 -28 is correct, they are tapper d like self tapping threads:s
     
  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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  5. xcavater

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    I picked mine at work. I used a 90 degree and it worked fine. I did have to disassemble the fitting to fit it in the tight space, then reassemble when I had it oriented correctly.
     
  6. Tourer

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    Thank you all for the quick replies. Will give it a shot over the weekend and let you know how I make out.
     
  7. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    If you are not sure take a 1/2 hrs. ride over to my shop. I have plenty of 1/4-28 90* grease fittings and 45* fittings and can give you a hand.
     
  8. Tourer

    Tourer Member

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    Thank you for the offer Steve. Will let you know if I have any issues.
     
  9. Crusierbob

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    I secured one of the Grease Couplers and it worked like magic, no hassle slide it on the zerk and pump in the grease.
     
  10. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Thanks Crusierbob I was beginning to think I was the only one using the coupling.