Stem, Stem Bearing Removal
Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System
Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly
Removal in the Frame chapter)
Front Wheel (see Front Wheel Removal in the
Front Fender (see Front Fender Removal in the Frame
Steering Stem Head with Handlebars (see Handlebar
Front Forks (see Front Fork Removal in the Suspension
For other than KIBS equipped models, remove the brake
hose fitting bolt from the steering stem.
Bend the claws [A] of the claw washer straighten.
Remove the steering stem locknut [B].
Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench: 57001-1100
Remove the claw washer.
Pushing up the stem base [A], and remove the steering
stem nut [B].
Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench [C]: 57001-1100
Stem Cap [D]
Upper Ball Bearing Inner Race and Ball Bearing
To remove the ball bearing outer races [A] pressed into
the head pipe [B], insert a bar [C] into the recesses of
head pipe, and applying it to both recess alternately ham-
mer it to drive the race out.
If either steering stem bearing is damaged, it is recom-
mended that both the upper and lower bearings (includ-
ing outer races) should be replaced with new ones.