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I am in the process right now of doing the steering stem bearings... My question is.... Once I tighten the spanner nut to just over hand tightness and I have a good smooth feel turning the lower triple clamp.... When I put the upper on and tighten it down to torque... Is the steering supposed to feel even tighter... Or should it remain the same feel as when only the lower clamp is on?

Just not sure,, I thought it remain the same after tightening the upper...

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The cap nut will tighten the adjsutment slightly. The ring nut by itself pulls up on the tube, and the cap nut pushes the ring down against the threads, tightening it a little more, maybe 3-5 mils.

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