Apply grease to the lower tapered roller bearing, and
drive it onto the steering stem using the stem bearing
driver and adapter (special tools:
1. Upper Bearing
3. Grease Seal
4. Stem Locknut
5. Pawl Washer
Stem Bearing Driver:
.Install the steering stem base on the head pipe, and
install the following parts.
.The following four steps should be performed after
steering bearing installation. This procedure settles the
bearings in place.
Using the stem nut wrench, tighten the stem locknut to
ft-Ib) of torque. (To tighten the
steering stem locknut to the specified torque, hook the
wrench on the stem locknut, and pull the wrench at the
kg force in the direction shown.)
Check that there is no play and the steering stem turns
smoothly without the rattle.
*If not, the steering stem bearing may be damaged.
Again back out the stem lockout a fraction of a turn until
it turns lightly.
o Turn the stem locknut lightly clockwise until it just
becomes hard to turn.
Do not overtighten, or the
steering will be too tight.
.Tighten the following fasteners to the specified torque.
Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Upper and Lower, see
Steering Stem Head Nut (see this chapter)
Front Axle Nut (see Wheel/Tires chapter)
Front Axle Clamp Bolts (see Suspension chapter)
Caliper Mounting Bolts (see Brake chapter)
.Check and adjust the following items after installation.