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hi i have i question about my steering...my steering has a little play in the handle bars but nothin huge but still enough to concern about...any ideas
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-17-2010, 04:05 PM
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Steering post bushings, worn rod ends, worn idler bushings, could be anything. You are just going to have to start looking.
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would it be a big deal if i just left it for a few months and then dump it
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post #4 of 8 Old 12-17-2010, 05:35 PM
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I found brand new yamaha's have more play in the steering then my old sled does. Some people have used steel shims over the rubber factory ones to fix that up. Just takes a little effort to look into it. How bad is the free play?
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would it be a big deal if i just left it for a few months and then dump it
Nice attitude!! Dump your problems on the next unsuspecting sap instead of taking some responsibility to find the problem and fix it.
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it has about 1 inch of play....and i wasnt playing on keeping the sled so i dont want to invest to much money
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it has about 1 inch of play....and i wasnt playing on keeping the sled so i dont want to invest to much money

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Yeah your sled may be down for a few days to replace the parts but if you "dump it" do you think the next guy don't you think he will talk you down on $$$ because of that? You may not recover all you put into it but in my opinion it would be worth it. If your going to sell it you don't need to put Aurora rod ends on it but at least have it so there isn't so much slop...

At arcticcatpartshouse.com the steering post bushings (0605-149) are $2.97 a piece...that alone would probably help quite a bit, for a while.
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