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)
Service the steering head bearings at proper intervals. Refer to Maintenance Scheduling → Service Records.
With motorcycle front end raised off the floor, make sure that the front fork turns freely without any binding or interference. Make sure that there is no appreciable front to rear fork movement indicating excessive bearing looseness. If necessary, adjust the steering head bearings according to the service manual procedure. See a Harley-Davidson dealer.