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

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Steering Stem

Steering Stem, Stem Bearing Installation

Apply grease to the outer races, and then drive them into
the head pipe using the head pipe outer race drivers and
the head pipe outer race press shaft [A].
Special Tools - Head Pipe Outer Race Press Shaft: 57001
Head Pipe Outer Race Driver, 46.5: 57001
-1106 [B]
Head Pipe Outer Race Driver, 51.5: 57001
-1076 [C]
Apply grease to the lower inner race [A], and drive it onto
the steering stem using the stem bearing drive [B] and
adapter [C].
Special Tools - Steering Stem Bearing Driver: 57001-137
Steering Stem Bearing Driver Adapter,
34.5: 57001-1074
Apply grease to the upper inner race, and install it in the
head pipe.
Insert the stem into the head pipe.
Install the steering stem cap [A].
Install the steering stem nut [B] so that the stepped side
[C] faces down, and then install the stem locknut by hand.
Settle the inner races in place as follows:
Using the steering stem nut wrench, 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
on the stem nut, and pull the wrench at the hole by 200 N
(22.2 kg, 49 lb) [B] force in the direction shown).
Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench: 57001-1100 [A]
Check that there is no play and the steering stem turns
smoothly without rattle. If not, the bearing on the inner
race may be damaged.
Again back out the stem nut a fraction of turn until it turns
Turn the stem nut lightly clockwise until it just becomes
hard to turn. Do not overtighten, or the steering will be
too tight.
Torque - Steering Stem Nut: 4.9 N·m (0.5 kgf·m, 43 in·lb, for


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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