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can you guys provide insight on a few problems im having?

hey guys, i ride my 570 fairly hard (same way i rode my previous hondas) and im having a couple really annoying issues

1. my steering (not an eps model) has developed a LOUD squeak that no amount of WD40 or oil seems to be able to fix
2. at around 60kmh/35mph i get a wicked shake, tried balancing beads they were no help. stock wheels or aftermarket wheels/tires doesnt seem to matter

starting to really regret going to an American OEM again, this thing is getting beyond frustrating at this point
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hey guys, i ride my 570 fairly hard (same way i rode my previous hondas) and im having a couple really annoying issues

1. my steering (not an eps model) has developed a LOUD squeak that no amount of WD40 or oil seems to be able to fix
2. at around 60kmh/35mph i get a wicked shake, tried balancing beads they were no help. stock wheels or aftermarket wheels/tires doesnt seem to matter

starting to really regret going to an American OEM again, this thing is getting beyond frustrating at this point
i would use a silicon spray instead, maybe its the shock bushings that are squeaking,
Have you tried only 5 psi in tires ? it made i big difference on some ITP XTR's i have. You can have OEM steel stockers balanced at a tire shop, before balancing my rims , the bars would rock back and forth at higher speeds '


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hey guys, i ride my 570 fairly hard (same way i rode my previous hondas) and im having a couple really annoying issues

1. my steering (not an eps model) has developed a LOUD squeak that no amount of WD40 or oil seems to be able to fix
2. at around 60kmh/35mph i get a wicked shake, tried balancing beads they were no help. stock wheels or aftermarket wheels/tires doesnt seem to matter

starting to really regret going to an American OEM again, this thing is getting beyond frustrating at this point
i would use a silicon spray instead, maybe its the shock bushings that are squeaking,
Have you tried only 5 psi in tires ? it made i big difference on some ITP XTR's i have. You can have OEM steel stockers balanced at a tire shop, before balancing my rims , the bars would rock back and forth at higher speeds '
it was perfectly smooth on stockers last time it sat on them, now after removing my aftermarket wheels it shakes the same
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It would seem to me that these are related. I would think the loud squeek is coming from a steering joint somewhere that hasnít held up to your hard riding style. This might not be easy to physically see. Check every pivot point in the steering system. Might have to upgrade to heavier duty components. Also, maybe try raising the front end off the ground and turn the bars back and forth.
This is only my two cents. I have a 19 year old Sportsman and it has held up extremely well for what i put it through. Good luck
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You can't fix anything by spraying WD40 on it. You also can't tell what's wrong by riding the machine. You have to jack it up, get down on the garage floor and LOOK for what's wrong. If the squeak and the shake seem to be related I'd say you have a dry wheel bearing(s) that need replaced. Honda wheel bearings go bad too believe it or not. I've replaced a bunch of them.
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it was perfectly smooth on stockers last time it sat on them, now after removing my aftermarket wheels it shakes the same[/QUOTE]
I was gonna say dented wheel but you switched wheels.
what about a bad tire?ball joint,tie rod or ends ??
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You can't fix anything by spraying WD40 on it. You also can't tell what's wrong by riding the machine. You have to jack it up, get down on the garage floor and LOOK for what's wrong. If the squeak and the shake seem to be related I'd say you have a dry wheel bearing(s) that need replaced. Honda wheel bearings go bad too believe it or not. I've replaced a bunch of them.
i put 8x the mileage on my previous japanese made quad never had an issue let alone within the first 1500km. it was on jackstands when i discovered the squeak in the steering, everything in the front end seems fine, nothing obvious is f'ed up anyway
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it was perfectly smooth on stockers last time it sat on them, now after removing my aftermarket wheels it shakes the same
I was gonna say dented wheel but you switched wheels.
what about a bad tire?ball joint,tie rod or ends ??[/QUOTE]

bad tire i doubt, it shakes the same with both sets of tires i own for it one of which being stock which were smooth as glass last time it was on them. doesnt seem to be any more play in the rod or rod ends than on the 17 my neighbor has which only has a couple hundred babied km. i can usually diagnose issues fairly quickly but this one has me stumped lol
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You can't fix anything by spraying WD40 on it. You also can't tell what's wrong by riding the machine. You have to jack it up, get down on the garage floor and LOOK for what's wrong. If the squeak and the shake seem to be related I'd say you have a dry wheel bearing(s) that need replaced. Honda wheel bearings go bad too believe it or not. I've replaced a bunch of them.
i put 8x the mileage on my previous japanese made quad never had an issue let alone within the first 1500km. it was on jackstands when i discovered the squeak in the steering, everything in the front end seems fine, nothing obvious is f'ed up anyway
Yep, the Jap machines are simpler and not as maintenance intensive but ride like a sled. There is a price you pay for that cushy ride... higher maintenance costs.
After looking I'd say your steering squeak is probably due to the bearing at the base of the steering post. yours probably looks like the one in the pic.
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You can't fix anything by spraying WD40 on it. You also can't tell what's wrong by riding the machine. You have to jack it up, get down on the garage floor and LOOK for what's wrong. If the squeak and the shake seem to be related I'd say you have a dry wheel bearing(s) that need replaced. Honda wheel bearings go bad too believe it or not. I've replaced a bunch of them.
i put 8x the mileage on my previous japanese made quad never had an issue let alone within the first 1500km. it was on jackstands when i discovered the squeak in the steering, everything in the front end seems fine, nothing obvious is f'ed up anyway
Yep, the Jap machines are simpler and not as maintenance intensive but ride like a sled. There is a price you pay for that cushy ride... higher maintenance costs.
After looking I'd say your steering squeak is probably due to the bearing at the base of the steering post. yours probably looks like the one in the pic.
ill take a look at some point this week but im more concerned about the shake. do you think rear A arm bushings could cause it? they are worn but to me that doesnt seem like it would cause it
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