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Gen 1 steering head adjustment 4 months 3 days ago #119265

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I just posted over in the new members section and thought I'd dive in here with a question. I have a fairly new to me 2006 in goodish condition. I've fixed a number of small problems on the bike and was looking around the steering mechanism when I noticed something that doesn't look right - the claw washer on the steering 'stem' appears not to be seated properly into the adjuster nut below it, unless I'm missing something.

The lock nut up top is pretty tight and the bike steers/rides fine. Can someone here verify how this washer should fit before I start dismantling everything?


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Gen 1 steering head adjustment 4 months 3 days ago #119270

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Looks the same as mine. Do you have e-mail, i send you manual
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Gen 1 steering head adjustment 4 months 3 days ago #119275

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Thanks Keith, it just looks odd to me, as though the claw on that washer should fully engage with the nut. I also cannot see anything in between the washer and the nut that might prevent it from fully engaging, apart from rusted threads.
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Gen 1 steering head adjustment 4 months 1 day ago #119280

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That's the way it should look. The washer with the tabs is there to lock the steering nut. It can't go in deeper to sit flush on the nut.
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Gen 1 steering head adjustment 4 months 1 day ago #119281

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Thanks Groenie, Keith has the same view so I'm happy that it's as it should be.
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