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CHASSIS
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3
1.
Pin spanner
2. Adjusting nut
3. Steering stem
17. Loosen the upper triple clamp rear bolt (A,
Figure 21), then remove the head bolt (B),
washer and lockwasher.
18. R e m o v e t h e upper triple clamp. If
necessary. tap it up from the bottom with a soft
mallet.
19. Hold the lower triple clamp up to keep it
from falling and remove the notched steering
adjuster nut with a spanner wrench (Figure 27).
20.
Remove t h e lower triple clamp and
steering stem assembly from the bottom of the
steering head (Figure 28).
NOTE
Catch the lower hearing balls as the.v.fal1
out. Re~nove any halls stuck in the
hottotn braring race (Figure 29).
2 1. Remove the steering stem cap and inner
race from the top of the steering head (Figure
30).
22.
Remove the bearing balls from the steering
head, catching any that fall out (Figure 31).
23.
T o assemble. reverse the disassembly
procedure. Note the following:
a. Stick the bearing balls in place with grease
while you install the lower triple clamp
and steering stem. There should be
20
balls
(1/4
in. diameter) at the bottom and
19 balls
(1/4
in. diameter) at the top.
b. Adjust the steering play after installing
the upper race, cap and adjuster; see
Steering Head Adjustment
in this
chapter.
c. Leave the steering top head bolt loose
until after you insert and align the fork
legs.
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