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Play in the T bar

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:27 am
by Kid B
Hey guys, just picked up a 1984 red spree yesterday. Got what I think is a smoking deal on it ($250). It needs some work (carb clean, new tires), but one think I noticed is in the T-bar. Sitting on the seat and rocking the spree back and forth, there is some play in the T bar. I'll try to explain it. As you rock forward and grab the brake, the handlebars move forward about 1/2 to 1 inch. It's as if there is a fulcrum where the T bar meets the body and entire handlebar-to-wheel component rocks a little.

I haven't gotten in there yet to look at it. It could be as simple as tightening a few bolts. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!

Re: Play in the T bar

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:13 am
by motormike
W-T-F is a "T-bar" ??

Re: Play in the T bar

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:48 pm
by bonesv
Possibly missing some rollers (balls) in the stem bearings Disassemble and inspect the frame where the β€œt-bar” goes thru there should be some ball bearings at the top and bottom of the neck of the frame. I think you could use the bearings from a sa50 elite to replace the individual ball bearings πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Re: Play in the T bar

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:52 pm
by bonesv
:werd:
motormike wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:13 am
W-T-F is a "T-bar" ??
It’s a place where you can watch attractive women dancing in exchange for your spare change πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ

Re: Play in the T bar

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:41 pm
by Kid B
Thanks guys. I don't know the technical terms. I thought that's what it was called. Go easy on me!!