steering loose

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steering loose

Post by Marky » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:16 am

New Member and rider thanks quick reply and step by step information about bypassing dog bone fuse with 30 amp blade fuse. Thank you, works great. Starter was also gone so I had to rebuild. To expensive to buy new.

New Question for those professionals who know how to tightened up a loose tree? Went over several cattle guards on my ride last weekend and now I have noticed the steering a little loser than before. I looked on the How To Articles but found nothing. Is this a shop job?

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Re: steering loose

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:15 am

It really depends on what is loose. Is the wheel loose on the bearings? Are the bearings loose on the axle? Is the axle loose in the forks? Are the forks loose? Are the fork clamps on the triple tree loose? Are the steering bearings loose?

You need to find out what is "loose" first before you can start to think about how to fix it.

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Re: steering loose

Post by CrystalPistol » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:05 pm

I don't think you could hit RR tracks hard enough to loosen the steering stem bearing adjustment. If something is loose, I'ld suspect a cracked axle clamp casting at lower end of fork tube first. Then .... like stated ..... other stuff.

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