Tighten the upper front fork clamp bolts first, next the
stem head bolt, last the lower front fork clamp bolts.
Tighten the two lower front fork clamp bolts alternately
two times to ensure even tightening torque.
Torque - Upper Front Fork Clamp Bolts: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m,
Steering Stem Head Bolt: 108 N·m (11.0 kgf·m,
Lower Front Fork Clamp Bolts: 23 N·m (2.3 kgf·m,
If the handlebars do not turn to the steering stop,
they may cause an accident resulting in injury or
death. Be sure the cables, harnesses and hoses are
routed properly and do not interfere with handlebar
movement (see Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing sec-
tion in the Appendix chapter).
Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).
Steering Stem Bearing Lubrication
Refer to the Steering Stem Bearing Lubrication in the Pe-
riodic Maintenance chapter.
Steering Stem Warp Inspection
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 Inspection
Replace the stem cap if its oil seal [A] shows damage.