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xycarp

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FL250 hard to turn - steering problem?
« on: November 19, 2006, 09:23:47 AM »
I went out last weekend and rode her hard.  I took a few bad bumps and noticed late in the afternoon, it was hard to steer.  I wasn't sure if it was just that my arms were tired.  After a short ride today, something is definitely wrong.  It seems to track pretty straight but is stiff as heck.  While turning it pulls hard to straighten back out.  I am guessing I bent something.  I did a quick look last night but nothing jumped out at me

It was a VERY muddy ride but both of my friends FL250's are fine.

What should I look at first?
Has anyone every had such a problem?

Any insight you can provide would be GREATLY appreciated!


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problem solved
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2006, 05:22:44 AM »
Problem solved.  

After closer examination, I had a bent tie rod.  It didn't look like much of a bend but it was enought to cause a problem.  I took it off, through it in a vise and straightened it right out.  Now the turning is easy but it doesn't track straight.  It pulls to the left.  I plan on tweaking the tie rods to make it pull more right.