adjusting the steering stops?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Rodknee, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Rodknee

    Rodknee sensitive? who, me?

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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?
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  2. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Maybe to keep new riders from a tank slapper if they ride with no hands.
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  3. Stumpalump

    Stumpalump Been here awhile

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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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  4. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    I have to do the same thing!
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  5. FtheRedSticker

    FtheRedSticker Adventurer

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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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