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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-07-2018, 08:33 PM
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well i checked my bike last night, not too good,
1900 miles,pretty much same condition as yours, i need rear wheel bearings, 1 side is really loose, ill have to wash quad good and see if its also bushings or just bearings,
and up front, there is a ton of play in splines like u said !! , its hard to tell condition of tie rods with all the spline play !!!
The Wife's 570, same mileage almost, also needs rear bearings.
I see you put All balls bearings in your signature list , how are they holding up ?
how many miles on them so far ?
Iíve bought All Balls before , just wondering if they are still pretty good quality. ??


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well i checked my bike last night, not too good,
1900 miles,pretty much same condition as yours, i need rear wheel bearings, 1 side is really loose, ill have to wash quad good and see if its also bushings or just bearings,
and up front, there is a ton of play in splines like u said !! , its hard to tell condition of tie rods with all the spline play !!!
The Wife's 570, same mileage almost, also needs rear bearings.
I see you put All balls bearings in your signature list , how are they holding up ?
how many miles on them so far ?
Iíve bought All Balls before , just wondering if they are still pretty good quality. ??
The All Balls have about 200 H&M miles and another 50 Mines & Meadows miles on them. No movement yet.
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you guys are Lucky, I have the 2013 model with the old style steering stem foot so the only way for me to fix this is to change it for the updated pinch bolt model or put red locktite in there. Gonna be a bitch to fill it up since it's a very crowded area.
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you guys are Lucky, I have the 2013 model with the old style steering stem foot so the only way for me to fix this is to change it for the updated pinch bolt model or put red locktite in there. Gonna be a bitch to fill it up since it's a very crowded area.
Ours are crowded as well. Just able to get the loctite bottle close enough. Then grab the front wheel at 9 and 3 and move back and forth to really get that loctite down in there. Repeat a couple times and should tighten you up with or without the bolt style.


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Autosport, so now if steering is tight that means your ball joints are still good than ?
You didn't loosen the bolt a little first ? you just added lock tight.
tks for the replies.
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you guys are Lucky, I have the 2013 model with the old style steering stem foot so the only way for me to fix this is to change it for the updated pinch bolt model or put red locktite in there. Gonna be a bitch to fill it up since it's a very crowded area.
Ours are crowded as well. Just able to get the loctite bottle close enough. Then grab the front wheel at 9 and 5 and move back and forth to really get that loctite down in there. Repeat a couple times and should tighten you up with or without the bolt style.
Ill try that thanks. We are gonna see if it holds up good.
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Dang thanks for posting this. I have been fighting Handel bar play since I purchased mine and can't stand it. I've also snapped my bolt. I will try what you suggested.
You will be amazed!
Also had up and down play of my bars along with the left to right play.
For the up and down play, I replaced the upper steering stem bushing. Was great for about 1 ride, then back to play.
A fellow member (chronix) shipped me a Moog automotive bushing that he had customized with a grease zerk. I installed that, greased her up and wuhluh! All steering play now gone! Feels like a brand new machine again!
Good info
Got any more info on that Moog bushing(part # maybe)
I saw in one of your post ,,mines and meadows and your sig (city of champions)
Im guessing thats Pittsburgh?
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Dang thanks for posting this. I have been fighting Handel bar play since I purchased mine and can't stand it. I've also snapped my bolt. I will try what you suggested.
You will be amazed!
Also had up and down play of my bars along with the left to right play.
For the up and down play, I replaced the upper steering stem bushing. Was great for about 1 ride, then back to play.
A fellow member (chronix) shipped me a Moog automotive bushing that he had customized with a grease zerk. I installed that, greased her up and wuhluh! All steering play now gone! Feels like a brand new machine again!
Good info
Got any more info on that Moog bushing(part # maybe)
I saw in one of your post ,,mines and meadows and your sig (city of champions)
Im guessing thats Pittsburgh?
You just need the rubber part out of a 1 1/4 in swaybar bushing kit, I used a moog K7326.
Use the rubber bushing in place of the 2pc plastic stock one.
I added a grease fitting to the stock strap and made some grooves on the inside of the bushing to hold some grease inside.
Do not crank the nuts tight on the strap before grease/lubing the bushing and testing the steering resistance as this bushing can lock the bars so tight they wont turn.

Cheap effective mod, holds tight and absorbs vibration
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Dang thanks for posting this. I have been fighting Handel bar play since I purchased mine and can't stand it. I've also snapped my bolt. I will try what you suggested.
You will be amazed!
Also had up and down play of my bars along with the left to right play.
For the up and down play, I replaced the upper steering stem bushing. Was great for about 1 ride, then back to play.
A fellow member (chronix) shipped me a Moog automotive bushing that he had customized with a grease zerk. I installed that, greased her up and wuhluh! All steering play now gone! Feels like a brand new machine again!
Good info
Got any more info on that Moog bushing(part # maybe)
I saw in one of your post ,,mines and meadows and your sig (city of champions)
Im guessing thats Pittsburgh?
Yes Pittsburgh.
Viking has some good info in his previous post.
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All Balls Wheel Bearings FR/RR
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Moog SSB Upgrade W/ Custom Zerk
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EVS Sport - Chest/Back Protector
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Few more intense rides and my steering still feels like the day I brought it home.
The other very noticeable difference Iíve found, absolute zero wheel wobble now.
I had a little wobble between 40-50mph. I figured it was the non-balanced 8ply Reapers. This steering fix has taken care of the wheel wobble as well.


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GBC Grim Reaper - 26/9/14 - 26/11/14 on Hiper Sidewinder Beadlocks
All Balls Wheel Bearings FR/RR
ROX Speed FX Foot Pegs
CECCO Frame Braces FR/RR
CECCO Diff Cover
Uni Air Filter
EPI Clutch
Big Gun Exhaust
Moog SSB Upgrade W/ Custom Zerk
Powermadd Sentinel Handguards
Renthal G169 Grips

Gear
Leatt 5.5 V.05 Turbine - Helmet
Oakley Airbrake - Goggles
EVS Sport - Chest/Back Protector
OGIO Dakar - 3L Hydration Pack
Shift Recon - Pants/Jersey/Gloves
Alpinestars MXGP - Jersey
Alpinestars S-MX Air Carbon Mesh - Gloves
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