2. Head pipe
3. Steel balls
4. Steering stem
d. Make sure all hoses and cables are routed
through their guides (Figure 32 and
e. Torque the fork clamp bolts, steering
stem top bolt and handlebar clamp bolts
as specified in Table 2.
f. If you replaced any bearings or races,
recheck the steering play after a short
ride. If the steering is loose, the bearings
weren't fully seated during installation;
readjust the steering play.
Inspection and Lubrication
1. Clean the bearing races and bearings with
2. Check for broken welds on the frame
around the steering head.
3. Check each of the balls for pitting, scratches
or discoloration indicating wear or corrosion.
Replace them in upper or lower sets if any are
4. Check the upper and lower races in the
steering head. See Bearlng Race Replacement
in this chapter if the races are pitted. scratched
5. Check the upper and lower inner races on
the steering stem for pitting. scratches or wear.
Replace them if necessary.
6. Check the steering stem for cracks.
7. Grease the bearings and races.
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