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Default Any answers to fix steering post slop in m8?

I have a 2010 m8 with the adjustable riser on it. I've read old posts about fixing the steering slop but wondering if lately anyone has any better tips or tricks? Would be nice to figure out without ordering parts, I've heard about shaving the old bushing down and someone I believe said to put a thin conduit inside the old bushing to fill the gap. Either of these work? Otherwise if getting an aftermarket parts or bushing, what's the best solution? I looked at a bdx I believe for about 70 bucks... thanks for any input!
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I had luck with just tighting the bolts that hold the bushing together and that reduced the play enough for me, however I have seen those BDX bushings on Amazon for like 45$. check it out
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my bad, 53$

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Diamond...arctic+cat+BDX
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I had luck with just tighting the bolts that hold the bushing together and that reduced the play enough for me, however I have seen those BDX bushings on Amazon for like 45$. check it out
BDX bushing for the win. You can always grind down a little of the stock bushing to make it squeeze tighter on the post, but that only lasts so long and then you are back where you started.
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Get rid of the adjustable post.
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Most of the slop in the adjustable post is in the area that slides up and down. There is not a good way to eliminate the slop with bushings etc. I really like the Z bros adjustment elimination kit. Makes it a fixed post without all the trouble of replacing everything.
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Most of the slop in the adjustable post is in the area that slides up and down. There is not a good way to eliminate the slop with bushings etc. I really like the Z bros adjustment elimination kit. Makes it a fixed post without all the trouble of replacing everything.
I agree. I have the Zbroz delete kit with a set of RSI 4" risers and it works very well.
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On mine I did the fixed cat post, modrods bulkhead support/loop brace, and the BDX anti-slop bushing all together and that tightened and strengthened the whole thing up a ton. Nice and stout now.
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Thanks for the replies! Turns out after digging deeper, my steering post was cracked badly and messing around in the garage it broke in half. Good thing it was there and not the mountain.... got a stock bar post replacement with no adjustable riser, bdx anti slop, and a riser block. I'll be putting them in tonight so will post back. Thank you again
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