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 it touches the claw
Hand tighten the stem locknut clockwise until the claws
are aligned with the second groove of stem nut [D], and
bend the 2 claws downward [E].
Install the stem head.
Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of
the steering stem head bolt.
Install the washer, and temporary tighten the stem head
Install the front forks (see Front Fork Installation in the
Tighten the upper front fork clamp bolts first, next the
stem head bolt, last the lower front fork clamp bolts.
Tighten the two lower front fork clamp bolts alternately
two times to ensure even tightening torque.
Torque - Upper Front Fork Clamp Bolts: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m,
Steering Stem Head Bolt: 78 N·m (8.0 kgf·m, 58
Lower Front Fork Clamp Bolts: 23 N·m (2.3 kgf·m,
Handlebar Clamp Bolts: 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18
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).
Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).
Steering Stem Bearing Lubrication
Refer to the Steering Stem Bearing Lubrication in the Pe-
riodic Maintenance chapter.
Steering Stem Warp Inspection
Whenever the steering stem is removed, or if the steering
can not be adjusted for smooth action, check the steering
stem for straightness.
If the steering stem [A] is bent, replace the steering stem.