Check to see if the steering loose by holding the front fork legs
and trying to move them back and forth. If any movement is felt,
the steering head bearings and races need R&R.
front wheel and move the two dangling brake calipers out of the
way. In the picture they are hung from frame sliders using cable-ties
so that excessive force is not applied to the delicate bajo bolts.
Remove both fork legs by loosening upper and lower triple clamp bolts.
Fork tubes will slide downwards.
Unscrew the steering stem head nut and washer using a 36 mm socket
and remove upper triple clamp. Removal of ignition switch is not necessary.
Set the triple clamp aside.
Remove the upper steering head locknut using the komoto tool.
Remove the steering head washer that is between the upper and the
lower steering head locknuts.
Remove the lower steering head locknut using the komoto tool. The
lower triple clamp will slide down; gentle strikes using a rubber
hammer to the steering stem may be necessary.
Do not use a metal hammer to strike the steering stem. It is made
of pliable aluminum. Also, threads will certainly be damaged, thus
requiring costly replacement.
Remove and replace (if necessary) dust cover, two steering head
bearings, and two steering head inner races. Thoroughly clean old
grease from components that will not be replaced.