Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Adjust the steering using the steering stem nut wrench
Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench: 57001-1100
If the steering is too tight, loosen the stem nut [B] a fraction
of a turn.
If the steering is too loose, tighten the stem nut a fraction
of a turn.
Turn the stem nut 1/8 turn at time maximum.
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.
Install the steering stem head.
Install the washer, and temporarily tighten the steering
stem head nut.
Tighten the upper front fork clamp bolts first, next the
steering stem head nut.
Torque - Upper Front Fork Clamp Bolts: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m,
Steering Stem Head Nut: 80 N·m (8.2 kgf·m, 59
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).
Check the steering again.
If the steering is still too tight or too loose, repeat the ad-
Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).
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