Received the necessary parts yesterday, finally. Took a break from studying and put the forks back on the bike. The difference is instantly noticeable: It's so much smoother with the new bearings. Also raised the back of the fairing a bit. On one hand it looks better, it's nicely in line with the bottom of the tank. On the other hand: I can only do this by putting the fairing on top of the fairing frame, that'll be visible. I can live with that, but worse is that I'll have to raise the clip ons even further up than on this photo. I'm not so sure I can live with that. It'll lessen the 'sportiness' of the bike and I don't think it'll look very good.