Stem, Stem Bearing Removal
Front Wheel (see Front Wheel Removal in the
Headlight Assy (see Headlight Removal/Installation in
the Electrical System chapter)
Handlebar (see Handlebar Removal)
Steering Stem Head Bolt Plug [A]
Steering Stem Head Bolt [B] and Washer
Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Upper) [C] (Loosen)
Steering Stem Head [D]
Under Bracket [A] (see Upper Fairing Bracket Removal
in the Frame chapter)
Front Forks (see Front Fork Removal in the Suspension
Straighten the claws [A] of the claw washer.
Remove the steering stem locknut [B] and claw washer
Pushing up the stem base, and remove the steering stem
nut [A] with stem cap [B].
Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench [C]: 57001-1100
Remove the steering stem [D] under side.
Remove the upper stem bearing inner race and bearing.
To remove the bearing outer races [A] pressed into the
head pipe [B], insert a bar [C] into the recesses 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.