Periodic Maintenance Procedures
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.
Install the stem head.
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 Nut: 78 N·m (8.0 kgf·m, 58
If the handlebars do not turn to the steering stop,
they 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
movement (see Cable, Wire, and Hose Routing sec-
tion 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).
Steering Stem Bearing Lubrication
Remove the steering stem (see Stem, Stem Bearing Re-
moval in the Steering chapter).
Using a high flash-point solvent, wash the upper and
lower ball bearings [A] in the cages, and wipe the upper
and lower outer races, which are press-fitted into the
frame head pipe, clean off grease and dirt.
Visually check the outer races and the ball bearings.
Replace the bearing assemblies if they show wear or
Pack the upper and lower ball bearings in the cages with
grease, and apply a light coat of grease to the upper and
lower outer races.
Install the steering stem (see Stem, Stem Bearing Instal-
lation in the Steering chapter).
Adjust the steering (see Steering Play Adjustment).
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