Apply grease liberally to the upper outer race in the head
pipe so that the steel balls will stick in place during stem
insertion, and install upper steel balls.
Insert the steering stem [A] carefully through the head
pipe so that the steel balls on the steering stem does not
Install the stem cap [B] and steering stem nut [C], and
tighten it by hand.
Install the stem head [A].
Tighten the stem head nut [B] lightly.
Settle the bearing in place as follows;
Tighten the stem nut to 39 N·m (4.0 kgf·m, 29 ft·lb) of
torque. (To tighten the steering stem nut to the specified
torque, hook the wrench [A] on the stem nut, and pull the
wrench at the hole by 22.2 kg force [B] in the direction
Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench: 57001-1100
Check that there is no play and the steering stem turns
smoothly without rattles. If not, the steering stem bearings
may be damaged.
Again back out the stem nut a fraction of a turn until it
Turn the stem nut lightly clockwise until it just becomes
hard to turn. Do not overtighten, or the steering will be
Torque - Steering Stem Nut: 4.9 N·m (0.50 kgf·m, 43 in·lb)
Install the front fork (see Front Fork Installation in the Sus-
Tighten the fork upper clamp bolts first, next the stem
head nut, last the fork lower clamp bolt.