Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Greater Vancouver
I don't know what to say to ya - on my Custom the Stem Cap (C) is tight under the stem nut (D). I'm looking at page 14-9 of the manual. If you are following the reassembly procedure (including settling the bearings at 40 ft-lb torque), then loosing off the stem nut, and re-torquing to 43 INCH-POUNDS - then I don't know what to say.
Without me disassembling my triple-tree (nope), I'd put it all together according to the manual, and then check for play in the head bearings (see manual page 2-36 to 2-37).