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OISASSEMBL Y -- CHASSIS
Installation Notes:
1.
Apply
grease to the
upper
and lower tapered
roller
bearings
(Pg.224).
2.
After
installing the steering
stem,
upper
tapered roller
bearing
inner race, steering stem cap, and
lower
(thick) stem locknut; check and adjust the steering
bearings.
OTighten the lower stem locknut to 4.0 kg-m (29
ft-Ibs) of torque
.
NOTE:
To
tighten the steering stem locknut to the
specified torque, firstly make a
notch
on the
stem
nut
wrench at the
150
mm from the locknut center,
secondly
hook
the
wrench
on the stem locknut, and
then push the wrench
at the
notch by 27
kg force.
A.
27 kg Force
oCheck that
there is
no play and
the
steering stem
turns smoothly without the rattle.
If
not,
check
the stem bearings
(Pg.
224)
.
oLoosen
the lower
stem
locknut,
and
clamp
it
again
with
finger
tight pushing the
stem
base to the
head
pipe. Do not overtighten it, or the
steering
stem will
be
tight.
oCheck that there is no play
.
o
Keeping the lower
stem
locknut at the
positIOn,
clamp the
upper
stem locknut
with
finger
tight.
3.
Tightening torque
for
the stem head clamp
bolt
is
1.8 kg-m (13.0
ft-Ibs), and
the top bolt torque
is
4.5 kg-m
(33 ft-Ibs).
4.
Install
the front
fork
referring to
the
front
fork
"Installation
Notes
".
See Pg.
148.
5.
Route the
cables and
harnesses.
6.
Check and
adjust
the
following
items.
OSteering
(Pg.
28)
.
o
Front
brake
(Pg.
27
).
OClutch
(Pg.
20
).
oThrottle
cables
(Pg.
14).
STEERING STEM BEARING
Removal:
eRemove
the steering
stem
(Pg. 145).
eTo
remove the outer races pressed into the head
pipe,
insert a
bar into
the
head pipe
and
hammer evenly
around the circumference
of the opposite race
to
drive
it
out.
A.
Bar
B. Outer Race
eTo
remove the lower inner
race,
which
is
pressed onto
the steering stem, use the
bearing puller
and adapter
(special tools)
.
A.
Bearing
Puller
(57001-158)
B.
Adapter
(57001-317)
Installation
Notes:
1. Apply grease to the outer races, and
then drive
them
into the
head pipe using
the
drivers
and the
driver
press shaft (special tools)
.
Be
sure to
press
them
until they stop at the stepped
portion
in the head
A.
Driver
(57001-1076)
B.
Driver
(57001
-1077)
C.
Driver Press Shaft
(57001 -1075)
147

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