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Steering Stem; Steering Stem, Stem Bearing Removal - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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Steering Stem

Steering Stem, Stem Bearing Removal

Seat (see Seat Removal in the Frame chapter)
Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System
Bolts [A] and Front Turn Signal Lights [B]
Headlight Unit (see Headlight Unit/Housing Removal in
the Electrical System chapter)
Connectors [C] (disconnect)
Bolts [D], Stem Base Cover [E]
Headlight Housing [F]
Front Wheel (see Front Wheel Removal in the
Wheels/Tires chapter)
Stem Head Bolt [A]
Stem Head Flat Washer [B]
Loosen the upper fork clamp Allen bolts [C], remove the
stem head [D] with the handlebar and hang them.
Loosen the lower fork clamp Allen bolts [E], and remove
the front fork with the front fender.
Pushing up the stem base [A] remove the steering stem
locknut [B], stem nut [C] and stem cap [D], then remove
the steering stem [E] and stem base.
Remove the upper stem bearing inner race.
To remove the outer races pressed into the head pipe,
install the head pipe outer race remover [A] as shown,
and hammer the stem bearing remover to drive it out.
Special Tool - Head Pipe Outer Race Remover ID > 37 mm:
If either steering stem bearing is damaged, it is recom-
mended that both the upper and lower bearings (includ-
ing outer races) be replaced with new ones.
Remove the lower stem bearing with the grease seal
which is pressed onto the steering stem, with a suitable
commercially available bearing puller.


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  • Ricardo Paluan Apr 27, 2016 01:22:
    Adquiri recentemen​te uma moto vulcan 500 ano 1995. Tenho o 37 anos e iniciante no mundo motociclis​ta. Entretanto​, em razão só tempo e idade da moto, não tenho o manual do proprietá​rio, sendo este indispens