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    Hard steering wheel.

    Hey guys, my 260x was at the dealer for 2 months. Just got it back yesterday and noticed the steering wheel is harder than usual. Do I need to lubricate it? Where exactly?

    Thanks.


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    shit man take it back to the dealer sounds like they mucked up, your ski should have handlebars on it not a steering wheel lmao.

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    Sorry I meant handlebars, my bad

    Any tips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayman View Post
    Any tips?
    Your steering cable might be corroding up, too much friction between the inner cable and outer sheath, and becoming real sticky.

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    Same thing happened to mine. You need to dissemble the handlebars and then lubricate the shaft. There is no zirk fitting down there. Dealer did the work for around $100. It is not covered under warranty. It is corrosion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayman View Post
    Sorry I meant handlebars, my bad

    Any tips?
    If the Ski is in your garage, when you walk by it once a week give the handlerbars a couple of full motion turns; that will keep the parts "moving". if you are a salt water rider I would almost say this should be a must do. What your question really alludes to here, and I have said this many times over the years, "a marine oriented vehicle should not sit idle too long". Same thing for the engine; it should be started up every two weeks or so to keep the parts moving. You can have it taken apart and have it lubed, but even then you should still keep as many parts on the boat "moving" as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john belton View Post
    If the Ski is in your garage, when you walk by it once a week give the handlerbars a couple of full motion turns; that will keep the parts "moving". if you are a salt water rider I would almost say this should be a must do. What your question really alludes to here, and I have said this many times over the years, "a marine oriented vehicle should not sit idle too long". Same thing for the engine; it should be started up every two weeks or so to keep the parts moving. You can have it taken apart and have it lubed, but even then you should still keep as many parts on the boat "moving" as possible.
    One of the best bits of advice I have seen on this forum.

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