In Need of Steering Adjustment?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by the Wizard, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. the Wizard

    the Wizard Member

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    Hey guys,

    Sorry if this is a goofy question, but on my 2008 FXSTC I can sense a slight steering angle to the right while going straight...maybe only a degree or so...but perceptable. Something I should be concerned with? Any front end adjustment I should tweak slightly to pull it back in line?

    Thanks, Ross
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2008
  2. Fisher

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    Might just be a little tweak in the handlebar mounts.Tweak it back and ride away.
     
  3. SeaRider04

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    Fisher, question for you on the same jubject but different model, mine is Herritage, I try to loose(finger tight) the two bolts on the forks but the handle bar stills not move, I've also try to "smash" the front tire to the curb with no luck. Is there any hiding bolt somewhere?. I've try to straighting the handle bar couple of time with no luck. I was wondering if I loose the right bolts?.
     
  4. Fisher

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    Which bolts have you loosened?
     
  5. SeaRider04

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    Uh uh I've got a feeling that I loose the wrong bolts :)

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    one on each side of front forks.
     
  6. glider

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    Wrong bolts, the ones you are looking for are in the top tree at the end of the risers.
     
  7. Fisher

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    Yep those are the lower pinch bolts for the fork tubes.Retorque them to 35 lb-ft.
     
  8. SeaRider04

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    I knew it, no wonder it doesn't move at all (duh) :)
     
  9. SeaRider04

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    Do you mean these two?. Just wanna be sure before I mess thing up. :)

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  10. glider

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    Nope, not those two either, they are to fill the forks. If you look inboard of those two, you'll see the risers for the bars coming down and they are at the ends of those UNDER the top tree. You may have to remove the tins around the headlight to access them if you can't see them from behind the trees by the tank.

    Maybe this pic will make it a bit more clear.(under the tree)
     
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