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i went out the other night for a run and when i pulled away i found out my steering was frozen. its been gettin stiffer and stiffer since the first of the season.
does anyone know what i can grease? i cant see any nipples and cant reach anything under the motor.
 

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If you look on the steering rod, there will be 2 plastic bushings that the steering stem goes through. I suppose those could be bound up, I'm not sure how bad though. The stem then goes to a the tie rods for the skiis.

If I were you, I would check to see if the collars on the shocks (where the tie rod hooks to near the ski) is held up. Jack up the front of the sled and see if you can isolate where it is binding up...

Its possible something is bent, but the fact that it is getting gradually worse kind of eliminates that.

Let us know what you find...
 

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If you look on the steering rod, there will be 2 plastic bushings that the steering stem goes through. I suppose those could be bound up, I'm not sure how bad though. The stem then goes to a the tie rods for the skiis.

If I were you, I would check to see if the collars on the shocks (where the tie rod hooks to near the ski) is held up. Jack up the front of the sled and see if you can isolate where it is binding up...

Its possible something is bent, but the fact that it is getting gradually worse kind of eliminates that.

Let us know what you find...[/b]
i got some greese on the rod ends on the outside and got some on the stem where where it goes through some kinda ring behind the motor its abbout the only spot i could reach.
it seems fine now that its a warm day but im sure theres moisture somwhere thats freezing up
i can hear a squeek comin from the steerin stem somwhere underthe motor. i might just get some kinda spray and try to get somthin under there i dont know what else to do.
 

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The one plastic collar is right at the top of the stem, if you look through the hole in the black plastic shroud (with the key/choke in it) around the steering stem, you should be able to see one of the plastic collars I am referring to. If you can get the airbox/carbs off you can probably see the 2nd one, although you would be better off pulling the motor to get to it...

If you can, bear with it until you can yank the motor and look at the whole system...
 

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The one plastic collar is right at the top of the stem, if you look through the hole in the black plastic shroud (with the key/choke in it) around the steering stem, you should be able to see one of the plastic collars I am referring to. If you can get the airbox/carbs off you can probably see the 2nd one, although you would be better off pulling the motor to get to it...

If you can, bear with it until you can yank the motor and look at the whole system...[/b]
the second plastic thing under the airbox yer talkin about is the one i got some grease on. i think im gonna wait till spring and try to get at it all.
this is my first year with the machine and every single bolt i try to take off of it anywhere is rusted and soft and siezed on i dont know what im gonna do i dont expect to be able to work on it easily atol its frustrating. i bought the sled from a guy that lives down the road from me who bought it new and he says he hasnt changed any parts on it so theres alot of bolts thats havent been loosined ever. i changed the coil on it and even that was a piece of work, i got one bolt out and i had to smack the old coil with a hammer and snap the other bolt off.
do you know of any way to get replacement nuts and bolts for it? so if im lucky enough to get somthin off i have a good bolt to toss in?
 
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