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GL500i steering bearings

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Noticed a definite front wheel wobble at low speeds, especially with no hands on the bars.

Read some posts about bearings, but had some real basic questions before I start.

1) is it worth just trying to tighten them first and see how it goes? Or should I just replace with a tapered set?

2) is there a full step by step on replacing them anywhere? Do I need any special tools?

3) any ideas on jacking front wheel up without a jack? Don't currently own a jack, but will get one if it's the best way to get the wheel off.

Thanks in advance
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Thanks all.

@bob - I did scan through the service manual, but didn't immediately see a simplified tear down. Will review again. (I downloaded it the second time you told me to, honest!)

Sometimes it feels like the FSM is written by mechanics, for mechanics (duh) and omits the practical steps that help out fools like me (taking calipers off and hanging them, towel on the tank for the bars etc. etc.) That's why I love this site!
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