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Steering Stem Installation Notes; Steering Stem Race Removal; Steering Stem Race Installation Notes - Kawasaki KX125 1990 Service Manual

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12·6 STEERING
Steering Stem
Installation
Notes
-I
nsta
llation
is the reverse of
removal.
-
Apply grease to
the
upper tapered
roller
bearing and
put it on the outer
race.
-
Using
the
stem
nut wrench (special
tool1
temporarilly
tighten
the
stem
locknut to
press
the tapered roller
bearing against
the
outer
race.
-
Sack out the
stem
locknut
a fraction of a
turn
until
it
turns lightly
and
then tighten
the
stem
locknut to
the
specified
torque
again.
l1ghtoIW1g
T
orquo
3.9 N-m 10.4
kg-m,
35
1n"'1
-Tighten
the
stem
head
nut
to
the
specified
torque.
TIghtening
Torque
44 N-m 14.6 kg-m. 33 1t"'1
-
Install the parts removed
(see appropriate
chapters).
-
Route
the
cables, hoses,
and
harnesses
according
to
the
Cable
Routing
section
in
the General
Information
chapater.
The
cables, hose,
and
wiring
harnesses must
not hinder
handlebar
movement
-
Check and adjust
the
following
items.
Steering
Front Brake
Clutch Cable
Throttle
Cable
Steering Stem Race Removal
-
Remove
the
steering
stem.
-Remove the
outer
races from
the head
pipe.
oRemove
the
outer
races
pressed
into
the
head
pipe,
using
the
head
pipe
outer
race
remover
(specia
l
tool)
as
shown
belcm,
and
hammer
the
head
pipe
outer
race
remover
to
drive
it out
NOTE
olf
either steering stem bearing is
damaged,
it is
recommended that both the upper and
lower
bearings
(including
outer
races)
should be replaced
with
new
ones.
Outer
Race
Removal
1
.
Head
Pipe
Outer
Race
Remover:
57001·1107
-
Remove the
lower
inner
race
(with
its
grease seal)
which is pressed onto the steering
stem.
A.
Rolle
r
Bearing
Steering Stem Race Installation
Notes
-Insta
llation
is
the
reverse
of
removal.
-
Apply grease to the outer races, and
then
drive
them into
the head
pipe using the
head
pipe
outer
race
press
shaft and
the
drivers (special
tools).

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