2-40 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Steering Play Adjustment
Upper Fairing Bracket (see Upper Fairing Bracket Re-
moval in the Frame chapter)
Handlebars and Lower Handlebar Holder (see Handle-
bar Removal in the Steering chapter)
Steering Stem Head Bolt Plug [A]
Steering Stem Head Bolt [B]
Upper Front Fork Clamp Bolts [C] (Loosen)
Stem Head [D]
Bend the claws [A] of the claw washer back.
Remove the steering stem locknut [B] and claw washer.
Adjust the steering.
Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench [A]: 57001-1100
If the steering is too tight, loosen the stem nut a fraction
of a turn.
If the steering is too loose, tighten the stem nut a fraction
of a turn.
Turn the stem nut 1/8 turn at time maximum.
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 the claw washer
touches the steering stem nut.
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.
Torque - Steering Stem Head Bolt: 108 N·m (11.0 kgf·m,
Upper Front Fork Clamp Bolts: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m,
Check the steering again.
If the steering is still too tight or too loose, repeat the ad-
Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).