Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Remove the claw washer.
Tighten the stem nut [A] firmly with the stem nut wrench
[B], and loosen it.
Tighten the stem nut again with the specified torque.
Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench: 57001-1100
Torque - Steering Stem Nut: 4.9 N·m (0.50 kgf·m, 43 in·lb)
Install the stem head.
Tighten the following in the order listed.
Torque - Stem Head Nut: 88 N·m (9.0 kgf·m, 65 ft·lb)
Upper Fork Clamp Bolts: 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 21
Run the throttle cables, brake hose, and clutch hose in
accordance with the Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing sec-
tion in the Appendix chapter.
Check and adjust the steering and throttle cables after
Do not attempt to ride the motorcycle until a full
brake lever is obtained by pumping the brake lever
until the pads are against the disc. The brakes will
not function on the first application of the lever if
this is not done.
Spark Plug Cleaning/Inspection
Clean the spark plug, preferably in a sandblasting device,
and then clean off any abrasive particles. The plug may
also be cleaned using a high-flash point solvent and a wire
brush or other tool.
If the spark plug center electrode [A] and/or side electrode
[B] are corrected or damaged, or if the insulator [C] is
cracked, replace the plug.
Use the standard spark plug or its equivalent.
Measure the gap [D] with a wire-type thickness gauge.
If the gap is incorrect, carefully bend the side electrode
with a tool to obtain the correct gap.
Spark Plug Gap:
Before lubricating each part, clean off any rusty spots with
rust remover and wipe off any grease, oil, dirt, or grime.
Lubricate the points listed below with indicated lubricant.
Whenever the vehicle has been operated under
wet or rainy conditions, or especially after using a
high-pressure water spray, perform the general lubri-
Pivots: Lubricate with Motor Oil.
Rear Brake Rod Joint
0.9 mm (0.031
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