Tighten the upper fork clamp bolts [A] first, next the stem
head nut [B], last the lower fork clamp bolts [C] and the
handlebar bolts [D].
Tighten the two lower fork clamp bolts alternately two
times to ensure even tightening torque.
Torque - Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Upper): 20 N·m (2.0
kgf·m, 15 ft·lb)
Steering Stem Head Nut: 78 N·m (8.0 kgf·m, 58
Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Lower): 25 N·m (2.5
kgf·m, 18 ft·lb)
Handlebar Bolts: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 ft·lb)
Do not impede the handlebar turning by routing the
cables, harnesses and hoses improperly (see Ca-
ble, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appen-
Steering Stem Bearing Lubrication
Refer to the Steering Stem Bearing Lubrication in the Pe-
riodic Maintenance chapter.
Steering Stem Warp
Whenever the steering stem is removed, or if the steering
can not be adjusted for smooth action, check the steering
stem for straightness.
If the steering stem [A] is bent, replace the steering stem.
Stem Cap Deterioration, Damage
Replace the stem cap if its oil seal [A] shows damage.