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There is no torque setting on the steering head bearings of ANY motorcycle. If you do not know how to adjust using 'fall away' procedure then take motorcycle to a dealer as you may cause a serious handling problem leading to a fatal crash.

Posted on Jan 01, 2014

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SOURCE: need torque specs for front wheel cross pin and

Front axle nut = 50-50 ft. lbs.
Front axle pinch bolt and nut = 21-27 ft. lbs.
Front brake caliper mounting bolts = 25-30 ft. lbs.
Handlebar clamp bolts = 12-15 ft. lbs.
Front Fork
Upper bracket pinch bolts = 30-35 ft. lbs.
Lower bracket pinch bolts = 30-35 ft. lbs.
Fork stem pinch bolt = 30-35 ft. lbs.
Front fender fasteners = 9-13 ft. lbs.

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How to change steering head bearings


If bearing races are removed, the bearings cannot be reused, they must be replaced.
1. Support motorcycle so front end is off floor and forks are fully extended.
2. Remove right side cover and remove maxi-fuse.
3. Remove headlamp and headlamp bracket.
4. Remove both front brake calipers.
5. Remove front wheel.
6. Remove front fender bracket with front fender.
7. Loosen but do not remove fork tube caps.
8. Loosen all pinch bolts on top and bottom triple clamps and pull fork tubes from triple clamps.
9. Remove brake hose bracket from the bottom of fork stem and bracket.
10. Remove fork stem cap and remove fork stem nut.
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Mark:

I don't know what type of bicycle you have, or how modern it is, but the handlebar and steering head are similar on most models. Try to remove the handlebars and steering head from the bike as a unit. There is a large nut at the top of the head tube (where the steering stem goes into). Loosen this nut, and the handlebars and steering stem should pull up and out of the bearing inner races. When you completely remove that nut, the headset will come apart... (including the fork and front tire which will drop out of the headset. If your brake and shifting cables are too short to let you pull the steering stem completely out of the steering head, you'll need to remove the handlebars from the steering stem. If you are careful, the bearing set, spacers and washer will stay on the fork tube when it comes out of the bicycle frame head, so you will know which order to reassemble them in. Either tag them or lay them in the proper order. Now you can clean the bearings or replace them.
It would be a good idea to clean the bearing races at the top and bottom of the steering head too.

Once everything is cleaned and ready to reassemble, grease the bearings and the bearing races and reassemble. When you tighten the stem nut down, make sure that there is no play between the steering head and the steering stem.

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What is the torque specs for the nut on the bearings on the triple tree


You have an adjuster nut that you have to tighten just until you don't have any freeplay in the bearing and then the upper triple tree goes on. The pinch bolt tightens to 21-27 foot pounds. The fork stem nut tightens to 35-40 foot pounds according to the manual that I have here. I've found that if you torque the nut that tight, it will tighten the adjustment of the steering head bearings and they'll start to "count". When a bearing is "counting", it is too tight and you can feel it bump from one roller to the next as you turn the front end. If it starts this, you'll have to loosen the fork nut and back off on the adjuster and then retighten the fork nut. Recheck for bearing adjustment. Not "counting" and no shake in the steering head. It's touchy so be patient. I've had to simply tighten the fork stem nut until I got the right tension and disregard the torque setting as long as it felt like it was tight enough not to come loose.

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I can't get the handlebars to lock in to the forks, any ideas?


You haven't given me much to go on, but a common problem is to mis-identify where to tighten. There is a large nut (about 1-1/4 inch) that is the locking nut for the headset (which is where the bearings are that allow the fork to turn and steer the bike). This large nut does not tighten the handlebars. Rather, there is a long bolt that travels straight down through the handlebar stem. The handlebar stem is the bar that clamps to the middle of the handlebars and extends vertically down into the headset. At the bottom of the bolt (where you cannot see it) there is a wedge shaped nut. When you tighten this bolt the wedge nut jams itself inside the tube which is the top of the forks inside the headset, thereby locking the handlebar stem to the the forks. The head of the bolt you need to tighten can have a variety of shapes - could be an ordinary hex head, or it may require an Allen wrench (hex key). There are lots of different styles, but if you Google images of "handlebar stem" you will get the idea. good luck. Al K

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Need torque specs for front wheel cross pin and nut and bolt in fork on 2005 1200 custom


Front axle nut = 50-50 ft. lbs.
Front axle pinch bolt and nut = 21-27 ft. lbs.
Front brake caliper mounting bolts = 25-30 ft. lbs.
Handlebar clamp bolts = 12-15 ft. lbs.
Front Fork
Upper bracket pinch bolts = 30-35 ft. lbs.
Lower bracket pinch bolts = 30-35 ft. lbs.
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withdraw fork from fork tube, do not lose upper bearing race
remove lower bearing from old fork
install lower bearing on new fork (I prefer replacing bearings)
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insert fork in fork tube
install upper bearing (I prefer replacing bearings)
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