2-54 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Steering Play Adjustment
Steering Stem Head with Handlebars (see Handlebar
Removal in the Steering chapter).
Fuel Tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System
Bend the claws [A] of the claw washer straighten.
Steering Stem Locknut [B]
Adjust the steering using the steering stem nut wrench
Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench: 57001-1100
If the steering is too tight, loosen the stem nut [B] 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 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
Tighten the upper front fork clamp bolts first, next the
stem head bolt.
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
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).
Check the steering again.
If the steering is still too tight or too loose, repeat the ad-
Install the removed parts (see appropriate chapters).