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Anyone know if the upper steering shaft is built "square"?

Meaning, should the pinch bolt area be in line with the handlebar clamp area?

I removed the upper shaft on this machine and the pinch bolt area does not align with the handlebar mount. Not sure if the shaft is twisted, or its supposed to be like this. See photo.

Working on a 2020 xp 1K, trying to chase down the cause of a crooked handlebar situation. New bars installed but wheels are crooked when bars are straight.

I removed the tie rods, they are straight and are the same length.

The lower shaft assembly shows no signs of damage (as much as can be seem without removing it). Hoping I don't have to. Seems like it will be a PIA.





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100 % sure it's offset. I could easily take a picture of mine because my battery is relocated.
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I will confirm it is offset from the factory.
The new one came in and I compared it side x side with the existing.
A new bar is not going to help with the problem that you think you have.
You may not taken in the fact that these ATV'S have a lot of tow out and the wheels aren't straight when the handle bar is straight.
 

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I just remembered that the lower searing post is a common failure point I have had to fix mine before .
But a lot of free play is the first sign of a problem with that has the OEM bolt is not strong enough to keep it from wearing out the splines.
 
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