Join Date: Sep 2010
Can I assume you are attempting to adjust your steering head bearings? You are certainly being cryptic about it. If so...
This might have some purists pulling their hair out, but here's how I went about tightening loose steering head bearings. I raised the bike off the floor, then I loosened the lock nut atop the triple tree and the fork clamps. With a long, straight screwdriver, I placed the end in an appropriate notch on the adjusting nut and tapped the screwdriver with a hammer, thus turning it to tighten it. I would do that, stop and yank on the bottoms of the forks to feel for play and when there was no play, I tapped a little more and secured the fasteners, lock nut first, then the fork clamps.
Regarding torque specs; go to any of Bbob's posts and in his signature there are links to service manuals. Download the one for your bike and all the torque specs will be there for this and future projects.
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