Tech Tips: BMX Headset Installation and Maintenance 19

Headsets can be confusing. You won't be confused after BK runs you through this Tech Tip.

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  • Alex_ScaredofFaceplants

    4/16/2011 10:06 AM

    Somebody pls help me. I did everything you did my fork is Severed Alliance Fork and it has integrated bearing race and im using Colony cane creek headset my frame is WTP reason and when i assemble everything its still shaking. Somebody pls help me

  • BMX-Canadian

    7/1/2012 10:18 PM

    Tighten the compression bolt more. That should do the trick.

  • lurch

    6/14/2010 10:08 AM

    tighten the compression bolt 1st put your front wheel against a wall or a curb level your stem up with your front tyre and tighten the stem bolt evenly on both bolts then your good to go \m/

  • herman

    6/13/2010 1:55 PM

    wtf wont my barings go in my frame?!?!?!?!?!

  • iBMX dkRidr

    6/24/2012 9:04 AM

    i probably got the wrong time of headset, look up the frame you have and what kind of headset it is

  • enkscout

    1/6/2010 3:32 PM

    omg thanks for this i put my headset on wrong n i couldnt figure it out. thanks tech tips

  • clyde626

    12/1/2009 7:46 AM

    where can i get a compression bolt at? i looked on danscomp and i didnt see any. it doesnt really say what headsets come with. if you dont have a compression bolt then how do you tighten your forks/ headset. like a lot of headsets dont come with all the parts.

  • josephfp

    10/22/2009 5:33 PM

    brian what happend to your finger

  • liam kropla

    10/22/2009 4:03 PM

    that we so sensual when he inserted the fork into the headset full of innuendos in this video


    10/22/2009 1:21 PM

    what if you dont have bolts on the back of your stem, i just have a compression bolt

  • Josh Perry

    10/22/2009 1:10 PM

    don`t forget grease haha

  • keane_str_2112

    10/22/2009 9:36 AM

    This is how you can tell if it is tight enough.
    After you put everything together. Put you bike back on the ground. Turn your bars at 90 degres, left or right. Pull back on your bike, and if you feel a woble in it. Then its too loose!
    After you have tighten eveything down, pick up your bike and spin the bars. It should go around more then 2.5-3times. If it goes around more, then its to loose. If it goes around less, then its too tight!

  • Alex Bryan

    10/22/2009 9:10 AM

    brad 93 if you tighten the compression bolt enough to where your headset doesnt woble at all then tighten the side bolts all the way and then tighten the top bolt as hard as you can itll run mint

  • brad93

    10/22/2009 6:48 AM

    he didn't say how tight to make the compression bolt. Should it be cranked down, or just enough so that the forks don't move?

  • EasternRider951

    10/21/2009 11:45 PM

    I <3 tech tips go BK, your the king.

  • clyde626

    9/26/2009 12:02 PM

    ok does the headset packages come with a headset race? this cleared ALOT up for me. thanks

  • matbmx134

    7/27/2009 4:03 AM

    this has helped me alot

  • TJ.dougherty

    6/8/2009 8:26 PM

    these vids help me so much

  • jackoff

    5/11/2009 6:26 PM

    brian k is awsome