Grease Telescoping (adjustable) Steering Post

Jan 3, 2008
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Heard from a guy that you can grease the telescoping steering post so they don't stick and are easy to adjust to get the exact height. After I did this it moves up and down so much easier and I get the exact height I want. There are actually a lot of notches to set the height at but when it doesn't slide easy you would never know it. Step 1 take the handle bars off. Step two remove the snap ring at the top of the column. IMG_3681.JPG

Telescoping feature will now slide off the steering shaft, there might be a little bit of a burr holding it on just pull hard and it should come off. Step three put the telescoping mechanism on a bench and remove the bottom snap ring.

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The locking mechanism for the telecscoping adjustment will now come apart. There are detent balls in there so you want to do this over a bench. Most likely the balls are stuck in place but one or two might fall out so be prepared. Just use grease to hold the balls in place during reassembly.

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Now with it all apart you can grease the shaft up so it slides nice and easy. I also greased the telescoping mechanism where it slide and the lock ball also so it can slide easy.
 

Coldfinger

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Just finished mine. Watch those balls. About lost one when I was cleaning it and dropped it. Heard it hit something that sounded like plywood and then it rolled a little. Cleaned my lower shelf off and nothing. Then started looking under that on the floor and to my disbeleif it was sitting on a scrap piece of vinyl.
 
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