i own a pacific, BUT im getting a haro backtrail X0
How do you...
How do you take off the stem, i thaught it was the part on top of the stem were the brake cable goes in, i thaught thats what you unscrew, but when i started to unscrew it the thing never ended i just kept unscrewing on and on so can anyone tell me if what i was doing is wrong?
You have to unscrew it a little bit, then hit it with a hammer, because that bolt is connected to a wedge in the fork, and the wedge is usually pretty jammed. Just unscrew it enough so that the screw can have some space to go down, don't unscrew it all the way.
depending on what kind of headset you have. Only the cheapest of the cheap up until about 3 or 4 years ago have threaded headsets. 10-15 years ago it was standard equipment.
If your bike has a front brake cable routed through the fork you'll have to remove the front brake cable to actually remove your stem. If your bike isn't already a wreck, messing with the headset is a great way to turn it into one. It's rare enough that BMXers have even heard of grease, let alone the proper tools.