Replace the inner races with new ones.
Apply grease to the lower tapered roller bearing [A], and
drive it onto the stem with the steering stem bearing driver
[B] and adapter [C].
Special Tools - Steering Stem Bearing Driver: 57001-137
Steering Stem Bearing Driver Adapter,
Apply grease to the upper tapered roller bearing, and in-
stall it in the head pipe.
Install the stem through the head pipe and upper bearing,
and hand-tighten the stem nut while pushing up the stem
Install the stem head and washer, and tighten the stem
head nut 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 kgf 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 stem head.
Install the washer, and temporary the stem head nut.
Install the front forks (see Front Fork Installation in the
Tighten the fork clamp bolts (upper) first, next the stem
head nut, last the fork clamp bolt (lower).
Torque - Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Upper): 20 N·m (2.0
kgf·m, 15 ft·lb)
Steering Stem Head Nut: 98 N·m (10 kgf·m, 72
Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Lower): 20 N·m (2.0
kgf·m, 15 ft·lb)
Tighten the two clamp bolts alternately two times to en-
sure even tightening torque.