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Want to grease up the steering stem on my sons bike since I have heard factories may not do that well - 500 miles on an a 2005. Any way the service manual says to use "stem socket wrench" to remove Steering bearing adjustment nut (the nut that does not look like a nut, looks like rear shock sag adjuster).

In the assembly process it says to initially tighten that nut to 18 ft lbs, then readjust to 2.9 ft lbs. Sound right to you? Anything I should look out for?

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The steering head is very simple. You shouldn't have any problems.

Good luck and ride safely.

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Thanks coeshow - I wound up using a drift punch and hammer, I am guessing that is how people do it.

Spent the time to take the dualsport kit off and take out the stem - it was PERFECTLY greased... But now I know.

Took off the front wheel that looked good too. Tomorrow the rear linkage. My kids xr100 linkage really needed it so maybe this bike does too.

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