Apply grease to the lower ball bearing [A], and install it
onto the steering stem.
The lower and upper ball bearings are identical.
Apply grease to the upper ball bearing [B] and inner race
Install the lower ball bearing to the steering stem.
Install the stem [A] through the head pipe and install the
ball bearing [B] and inner race [C] on it.
Stem Cap [D]
Steering Stem Nut [E]
Settle the bearings in place as follows.
Tighten the steering stem nut with 65 N·m (6.6 kgf·m, 48
ft·lb) of torque first, and loosen it a fraction of a turn until
it turns lightly. Afterward tighten it again with specified
torque using a steering stem nut wrench [A].
Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench: 57001-1100
Torque - Steering Stem Nut: 30 N·m (3.1 kgf·m, 22 ft·lb)
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
Hand tighten the stem locknut clockwise until the claws
are aligned with the second groove of stem nut [D], and
bend the 2 claws downward [E].
Install the stem head.
Install the washer, and temporary tighten the steering
stem head bolt.
Install the front forks (see Front Fork Installation in the