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
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.
Install the stem head.
Install the washer, and temporary tighten the stem head
Install the front forks (see Front Fork Installation (Each
Fork Leg) in the Suspension chapter).
Tighten the upper front fork clamp bolts first, next the
stem head nut, 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 Nut: 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
Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the thread of the
horn mounting bolts.
Torque - Horn Mounting Bolts: 6.9 N·m (0.70 kgf·m, 61 in·lb)
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).