Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Loosen the upper front fork clamp bolts [A].
Steering Stem Head Bolt Plug [B]
Steering Stem Head Bolt [C] and Washer
Steering Stem Head [D]
Bend the claws [A] of the claw washer straighten.
Remove the steering stem locknut [B] and claw washer.
Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench: 57001-1100
Adjust the steering.
Special Tool - Steering Stem Nut Wrench [A]: 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 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].
Steering Stem Head
Steering Stem Head Bolt
Torque - Steering Stem Head Bolt: 108 N·m (11.0 kgf·m, 80
Front Fork Clamp Bolts (Upper): 20 N·m (2.0
kgf·m, 15 ft·lb)
Check the steering again.
If the steering is still too tight or too loose, repeat the ad-
Install the other removal parts (see appropriate chapters).
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