Settle the inner races in place as follows.
Tighten the steering stem nut with 39 N·m (4.0 kgf·m, 29
ft·lb) of torque first, and loosen it a fraction of a turn until
it turns lightly. Afterward tighten it again with specified
torque using a stem nut wrench [A] in the direction shown.
Check that there is no play and the steering stem turns
smoothly without rattles. If not, the steering stem bearings
may be damaged.
Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench: 57001-1100
Torque - Steering Stem Nut: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 15 ft·lb)
Install the claw washer [A] so that its bent side [B] faces
upward, and engage the bent claws with the grooves of
stem locknut [C].
Hand tighten the stem locknut until it touches the claw
Tighten the stem locknut clockwise until the claws are
aligned with the grooves (ranging from 2nd to 4th) of stem
nut [D], and bend the 2 claws downward [E].
Install the stem head.
Install the washer, and tighten the stem head bolt with
Install the front forks (see Front Fork Installation in the
Tighten the upper fork clamp bolts first, next the stem
head bolt, last the lower fork clamp bolts.
Tighten the two clamp bolts alternately two times to en-
sure even tightening torque.
Torque - Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Upper): 20 N·m (2.0
kgf·m, 15 ft·lb)
Steering Stem Head Bolt: 108 N·m (11.0 kgf·m, 80
Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Lower): 20 N·m (2.0
kgf·m, 15 ft·lb)
Do not impede the handlebar turning by routing the
cables, harnesses and hoses improperly (see Ca-
ble, Wire, and Hose Routing section in the Appen-
Install the steering stem head bolt plug.
Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).
Stem Bearing Lubrication
Refer to the Steering Stem Bearing Lubrication in the Pe-
riodic Maintenance chapter.