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    Would a harbor freight 6 ton press, press out a steering stem?
    1990 katana 1100

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    • #3
      I'm trying to do a 17" conversion and my stem in the donor bike is a different length
      1990 katana 1100

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      • #4
        I think you need an adapter made for that. I know a few people have done that complete with write ups over in the 1100 section.
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        • #5
          Depending on the donor bike you just just need different bearings. There are write ups on it in the 1100 section as Junker said. I believe those donor bikes were either b12s or gsxrs, but it has been a while since I read those.

          Honestly, grafting on the entire front end is probably an easier way to go to 17". My own conversion was a bit of a pain and leaves you with mixed and matched parts. Easier to remember/fix issues later if the entire front end is off the same bike.
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          • #6
            Hey!!! That was Steve who said that....
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              Shut up and take the credit
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              • #8
                Originally posted by kdo58 View Post
                Would a harbor freight 6 ton press, press out a steering stem?
                Yes. A 6 ton press will work. I've done it a few times. So long as the base diameter of your donor stem is the same as your old stem you are fine.
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                • #9
                  Thanks, just wanted a straight answer.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by steves View Post
                    Shut up and take the credit
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