Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).
If the handlebar does not turn to the steering stop it
may cause an accident resulting in injury or death.
Be sure the cables, harnesses and hoses are routed
properly and do not interfere with handlebar move-
ment (see Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing section in
the Appendix chapter).
Check and Adjust:
Stem Bearing Lubrication
Refer to the Steering Stem Bearing Lubrication in the Pe-
riodic Maintenance chapter.
Stem Bearing Wear, Damage Inspection
Using a high flash-point solvent, wash the upper and
lower tapered rollers in the cages, and wipe the upper
and lower outer races, which are press-fitted into the
head pipe, clean off grease and dirt.
Visually check the outer race and the rollers.
Replace the bearing assembly if it show damage.
Stem Warp Inspection
Whenever the steering stem is removed, or if the steering
cannot be adjusted for smooth action, check the steering
stem shaft [A] for straightness.
If the steering stem shaft is bent, replace the steering