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    Is there a way to get rid of the "slop" in the OE steering system on an XLT?

    Threre's at least 5 degrees of steering slop in my XLT, I checked on a friend's XLT and found the same. Any way to help that out, besides a UMI system, which I can't seem to find. The two bushings are cheap, but will replacing them help?


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    have you looked under the hood to see if the arm is loose?

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    steering

    Yes, the slop is in the actual shaft/housing. Like I said, I looked at another xlt and found the same thing. All other parts seem fine, no loose bolts. I'm using the RHAAS "no slop" cable ends, my cable is good, nozzle is in fine shape.

    I've never disassembled one, but I looked at the diagram, and it looks like the whole thing rides on two plastic bushings. I'm thinking that after 110 hours they might be shot. I'm gonna take a look at one more xlt tomorrow and check it out.

    You've had a lot more experience than I have with Yamahas though, do you think the stock steering is pretty sloppy on the skiis equipped with the "tilt" feature? Seems worse than the non tilting ones to me.

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