Install the lower ball bearing [A] onto the stem.
Apply grease to the following.
Inner and Outer Races
Lower Ball Bearing
Install the steering stem [A] through the head pipe, and
install the upper ball bearing [B] and upper ball bearing
inner race [C] on it.
Apply grease to the stem cap [D].
Steering Stem Nut [E]
Settle the bearings in place as follows.
Tighten the steering stem nut with 55 N·m (5.6 kgf·m, 41
ft·lb) of torque first, and loosen it a fraction of a turn until
it turns lightly. Afterward tighten it again with specified
torque using a steering stem nut wrench [A].
Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench: 57001-1100
Torque - Steering Stem Nut: 20 N·m (2.0 kgf·m, 15 ft·lb)
Check that there is no play and the steering stem turns
smoothly without rattles. If not, the steering stem bearings
may be damaged.
Install the new claw washer [A] so that its bent claws [B]
face 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 grooves (ranging from 2nd to 4th) of
stem nut [D], and bend the 2 claws downward [E].
Install the steering stem head.
Install the washer, and temporarily tighten the steering
stem head bolt.
Install the front forks (see Front Fork Installation in the