2-36 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Uni-trak Linkage Lubrication
Remove the tie-rod (see Tie-Rod Removal in the Suspen-
Apply grease to the inner surfaces of the needle bearings
VN900C7 ∼ C9 Models
For the rocker arm it has grease nipples [A] on the rocker
arm for lubrication. Force grease into the nipple until it
comes out both sides of the rocker arm, and wipe off any
Apply a thin coat of grease to the lips of the grease seals.
Steering Play Inspection
Raise the front wheel off the ground with jack (see Front
Wheel Removal in the Wheels/Tires chapter).
With the front wheel pointing straight ahead, alternately
tap each end of the handlebar. The front wheel should
swing fully left and right from the force of gravity until the
fork hits the stop.
If the wheel binds or catches before the stop, the steering
is too tight.
Feel for steering looseness by pushing and pulling the
If you feel looseness, the steering is too loose.
The cables and wiring will have some effect on the mo-
tion of the fork which must be taken into account.
Be sure the wires and cables are properly routed.
The bearings must be in good condition and properly
lubricated in order for any test to be valid.
Steering Play Adjustment
Upper Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Both Sides) [A]
Steering Stem Head Nut [B] and Washer
Steering Stem Head [C] with Handlebar