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 the claw washer
touches the steering stem nut.
Tighten the stem locknut clockwise until the claws are
aligned with the grooves (ranging from 2nd to 4th) 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
Tighten the lower front fork clamp bolts first, next the
stem head bolt, last the upper front fork clamp bolts.
Tighten the 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,
Main Harness Guide Bolt: 8.0 N·m (0.82 kgf·m, 71
Guide Bolts: 8.0 N·m (0.82 kgf·m, 71 in·lb)
Brake Hose Bolt: 8.0 N·m (0.82 kgf·m, 71 in·lb)
Steering Stem Head Bolt: 108 N·m (11.0 kgf·m,
Lower Front Fork Clamp Bolts: 20.5 N·m (2.09
kgf·m, 15.1 ft·lb)
If the handlebar does not turn to the steering stop it
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 move-
ment (see Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section 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.