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Offline Procycle98

C force hard steering
« on: January 12, 2016, 06:48:34 pm »
I have ridden most everything out there and I have never driven anything this hard to steer.  Feels like the diff lock is stuck on and the tires are flat.   I know the diff isn't stuck because it gets harder in 4x4 and with the diff lock.
    Prob just poor geometry but wondering if anyone else has noticed this.  I think they might have known this was an issue because the handlebars feel like they are if a heritage softail classic. 
'16 Z 800 EX
CFM front bumper
Rigid Industries light bar
Super ATV split windshield
PCV
Twinair filter
Russian door
28" Kanati Mongrels

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: C force hard steering
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 10:35:08 pm »
Jack the front up and check the steering. If it is smooth than it might be an alignment problem. Another thing is worn tires but that thing is too new for that.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: C force hard steering
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 12:38:01 am »
On other ATVs, dry or warn steering stem bushings make it feel like it's in a bind under load and not too bad when you get the wheels off the ground. Might take a look there too.
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Offline Procycle98

Re: C force hard steering
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 09:23:01 pm »
Jacked up it even turned hard.   I'll tryout long the wheels off and start unhooking stuff from the knuckles.  I'll let people know what I find.  I hope.  Thanks
'16 Z 800 EX
CFM front bumper
Rigid Industries light bar
Super ATV split windshield
PCV
Twinair filter
Russian door
28" Kanati Mongrels

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: C force hard steering
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 11:09:51 pm »
I'm also prematurely going with stem bushing not lubed or assembled wrong.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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emersonsc

Re: C force hard steering
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2016, 03:28:51 pm »
Have sold 4 of these units so far this year, and have not run into any steering issues. I'm guessing improper assembly or improper PDI.

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Offline Procycle98

Re: C force hard steering
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2016, 07:24:38 pm »
Sent two people out for test rides on 400 in the past month. Both came back with the same complaint.       

     Just got one of the 400s on the lift to check on the hard steering. Removed the brake calipers. No change in steering difficulty.  Removed the tierod ends.  Handlebars fall from side to side freely.  Feels like the cv boots are crazy stiff. Weird.   That's as far as I'm going.   No issues with PDI.
'16 Z 800 EX
CFM front bumper
Rigid Industries light bar
Super ATV split windshield
PCV
Twinair filter
Russian door
28" Kanati Mongrels

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: C force hard steering
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2016, 08:16:41 pm »
Too tight at the cup, ball joints? Not unheard of. They get staked in too hard and just don't move easily. You will need to push the cv out of the spindle to check them.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet