Stem, Stem Bearing Removal
Fairings (see Frame chapter)
Fuel Tank (see Fuel System (DFI) chapter)
Brake Hose Clamp Bolt [A]
Left/Right handlebar Switch Leads Clamp Bolt [A]
Clutch Cable Clamp Bolt [B]
Front Wheel (see Wheels/Tires chapter)
Front Fork (see Suspension chapter)
Steering Stem Head Nut and Washer
Steering Stem Head and Handlebars
Pushing up the stem base, and remove the steering stem
Bend the claw of lock washer[B] faced steering stem lock
nut to straight.
Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench: 57001–1100
Remove the lock washer, steering stem nut[C] and stem
cap[D],then remove the steering stem[E].
Remove the upper ball bearing inner race.
To remove the bearing outer races [A] pressed into the
head pipe [B], insert a bar [C] into the recesses [D] of head
pipe, and applying it to both recess alternately hammer it
to drive the race out.
If either steering stem bearing is damaged, it is recom-
mended that both the upper and lower bearings (includ-
ing outer races) should be replaced with new ones.
Remove the lower bearing inner race (with its grease seal)
which is pressed onto the steering stem with a suitable
commercially available bearing puller.
Stem, Stem Bearing Installation
Replace the bearing outer races with new ones.
Apply grease to the outer races, and drive them into the
head pipe at the same time.
Special Tools - Head
Head Pipe Outer Race Drivers: 57001–1446
Head Pipe Outer Race Driver: 57001–1447