Adjustments to steering head bearings should be performed by a Harley-Davidson dealer. Improperly adjusted bearings can adversely affect handling and stability, which could result in death or serious injury. (00051b)
Check for proper steering head bearing adjustment and lubricate bearings using SPECIAL PURPOSE GREASE at proper intervals. Refer to Maintenance Scheduling → Service Records.
With motorcycle front end raised off the floor, be sure front fork turns freely without any binding or interference and that there is no appreciable front to rear fork movement indicating excessive bearing looseness. Steering head bearings should be adjusted according to service manual procedure, if necessary.