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Old 09 May 2009, 13:38   #1
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Stiff Steering

The steering seemed a bit more stiff than normal last time I was out. Anything I can do or is it a new jobby?
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Old 09 May 2009, 13:58   #2
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Have you greased the swivel on the leg ,i have just done a first 10 hour service on a brand new engine and the grease was non existant took nearly half a gun of grease and nearly half a cup of water came with it before it was full ,how about any tensioning friction screws that need adjusting ,or cables that have kinked or moved position .
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Old 09 May 2009, 14:00   #3
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Thanks M C, but you'll have to educate me on all that. Where do I stick the gun and with what grease? Where are the tensioning friction screws normally found?

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just do it 100%... pop the tube out and clean it off (the old grease could well be rock hard) grease it all off and refit...
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Hi John had the same problem last week when I went out for the first time! Have you tried some teflon greese on the extention arms from the cylinder as they req maitenance.

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Old 09 May 2009, 14:54   #6
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Cheers lads, I'll go and brake it tomorrow
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The motor pivots also need to be greased. Take a look at the upright the motor pivots on (steering), and you should see some zerk fittings. Also on the tilt pivot. The grease in there can harden up with age, and lock up motion.

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i was out yesterday diving, with mine stiff for a while now then the wheel started to slip, so looks like a full new cable and helm. at least it won't put me on the bread line £70 ish for the full lot. then all the fun fitting a new one.
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