Steering Play Adjustment
Raise the front wheel off the ground with the jack.
Upper End of Clutch Cable
Upper End of Throttle Cables
Stem Head Nut [A] and Washer [B]
Handlebar Position Bolts [C]
Loosen the upper fork clamp bolts [D].
Remove the stem head [E].
Bend the claws [A] of the claw washer straighten.
Remove the steering stem locknut [B] and claw washer
Adjust the steering.
Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench [A]: 57001-1100
If the steering is too tight, loosen the stem nut a fraction
of a turn.
If the steering is too loose, tighten the stem nut a fraction
of a turn.
Turn the stem nut 1/8 turn at time maximum.
Install the claw washer [A] so that its bent side [B] faces
upward, and engage the bent claws with the grooves of
stem locknut [C].
Hand tighten the stem locknut until it touches the claw
Tighten the stem locknut clockwise until the claws are
aligned with the grooves (ranging from 2nd to 4th) of stem
nut [D], and bend the 2 claws downward [E].
Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the handlebar
Torque - Steering Stem Head Nut: 78 N·m (8.0 kgf·m, 58
Upper Front Fork Clamp Bolts: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m,
Handlebar Position Bolts: 9.8 N·m (1.0 kgf·m, 87
Check the steering again.
If the steering is still too tight or too loose, repeat the ad-
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