Check that the control cables do not interfere with the handlebar rotation.


Check for smooth action & maneuverability.


  • Park the motorcycle on its main stand and raise the front wheel off the ground.
  • check that the handlebar rotates freely from side to side.
  • If the handlebar moves unevenly, binds, or has play, inspect and adjust the steering head bearings.
  • Check for worn steering stem bearings by grabbing the front fork leg and attempting to move the front for side to side.
  • Adjust/replace the bearings if any play is observed