The steering stem is a metal rod that connects the center of the upper and lower triple clamp, which in turn holds the forks. The bike's steering head bearings sit between the bike's frame and the steering stem so that you can move the handlebar, forks, and front wheel smoothly from side to side. A steering stem assembly for rotatably coupling a steering assembly to a steering head of a motorcycle main frame. The steering stem assembly includes a first stem member configured to support a first end of the steering assembly on a first end of the steering head and a second stem member configured to support a second end of the steering assembly on a second end of the steering head. The second stem member is formed separately from the first stem member. A joint is defined between the first and second stem members and fixedly secures the first stem member with the second stem member.