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Old 01-05-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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adjusting the steering stops?

i acquired a 2005.5 Adv S from a friend, and it had a really bad turning radius. the bike could not turn around on a 2 lane road...

i checked the steering stops, and there was 1/2" of thread showing. on each side. i adjusted them to 3/8 showing, and checked for clearance both directions. nothing hits, and there is at least a 1/3" between the fork and headstock. i took it for a ride, and there are no issues going full lock and i can turn around much easier.

is there an actual measurement for this? why did they come from the factory this wide?
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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i acquired a 2005.5 Adv S from a friend, and it had a really bad turning radius. the bike could not turn around on a 2 lane road...

i checked the steering stops, and there was 1/2" of thread showing. on each side. i adjusted them to 3/8 showing, and checked for clearance both directions. nothing hits, and there is at least a 1/3" between the fork and headstock. i took it for a ride, and there are no issues going full lock and i can turn around much easier.

is there an actual measurement for this? why did they come from the factory this wide?

Maybe to keep new riders from a tank slapper if they ride with no hands.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:58 PM   #3
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They set them befor the plastics go on. You adjust it so your fork tubes don't hit. Use a piece of card stock as a feeler gauge.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:32 PM   #4
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I have to do the same thing!
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:50 PM   #5
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I've been meaning to adjust mine for about a week. Maybe tomorrow if I remember. If your gonna do a tank slapper then your gonna do a tank slapper. Slap it!
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