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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Possibly looking for Stabilizer and Steering Stem

After dumping my quad on it's side last weekend, by steering is all out of whack and based on other posts here, I need to pull my steering stem and see if its bent or damaged. The handlebars to not line up with the tires facing forward and it does not look like the tie rods are bent, so I'm assuming it will end up being the steering stem. I had already started thinking about getting a puck style stabilizer, and was leaning towards the Fastway system 3 based on the price compared to the Precision stabilizer. Will either of these work on an aftermarket stem, and if so what would be my best option? I've seen Houser mentioned on here, but it looks like that requires their own anti-vibe handlebar clamps. If I'm considering a stabilizer, does it make sense to also go with a stem that requires this type of clamp for the money?

I was hoping to purchase a Big 3 setup at the end of the month from KB Motorsports, but now it may have to wait until I get this issue resolved first. I ride a lot of trails here in Oregon which consist of large ruts and dips, which is why I was already considering the stabilizer. As we plan to hit the Oregon dunes at least 3 or more times a year, I need something that has some adjustability when changing terrains.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 02:18 PM
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If your tie rods are straight, then most likely you twisted the splines on the bottom of the stem. I have a anti-vibe +1 stem with bar mounts for sale. PM me if you're interested. I'll be in Oregon for UTV takeover if that may be convenient for you to see it. I also have tie rods, ends, steering flag and many other 700 parts.
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I recommend the Precision steering stabilizer, expensive, but it works like you want it to.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 08:14 PM
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I really like my fastway, never tried the precision back to back though.

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I recommend the Precision steering stabilizer, expensive, but it works like you want it to.
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I really like my fastway, never tried the precision back to back though.
I used a CCP on a factory stem and the anti-vibe above without problems.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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So I pulled my steering stem, and I'm assuming the splines have all been twisted? From the pictures you can see at the top of the splines, they don't come straight down, which i am assuming they should be on a stock stem? I tried to see whether the pitman arm was okay, but I think from other pictures I've seen, it is not flat and has some rounded shape to it which would possibly mean mine is okay? It's tough to see whether the splines on the pitman have been damaged, but it didn't look like it. I guess if I replace the steering stem and figure out how to align the splines correctly, it will tell me if there is a problem with the pitman arm. I put a straight edge up against both tie rods and they seemed to be straight. The white marks are still lining up from the rod and nut, and when I took a measurement from the middle, end-to-end they seemed to be pretty close in length still.
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I sent pictures of the extended anti-vibe steering stem and bar mounts. Did you get them? I haven't heard from you!

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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I sent pictures of the extended anti-vibe steering stem and bar mounts. Did you get them? I haven't heard from you!
Just saw your post and sent you another PM. I did not receive any pics so I wanted to verify I gave you the right number, which I did so I'm guessing you just typed in a wrong number
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