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    96 GSX Hard Steering

    So last summer I noticed my GSX was exceptionally hard to turn when in the water and running. Seems like the faster you are going the harder it is to turn. You really have to muscle it. When not runnning it is smooth as silk and no jerk or harshness at all. Any ideas???


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    It's probably the cable rusted inside. Disconnect it at the nozzle to confirm. Then check the steering end to confirm you don't have a rope wrapped around the linkage.

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    dont know

    If the cable was rusty wouldnt it be hard to turn all the time...it is smooth as silk and turns full stroke by flicking the handle bars. I disconnected the steer cable and the nozzle turns very freely..I am at a loss...

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    if it only does it at speed, check to make sure the nozzle bolts are tight on the trim ring and such. trim it all the way up and down checking to see if it gets caught up on anything like the ventri. also check to see if the steering cable gets bound up at a certin angle.

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    Yep, sounds like a trim position or worn-out bushings.

    If you have the trim rod adjusted so that it trims too high, it will bind up in that position.

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    My VTS, like most doos, does not work. It is set perfectly right now as far ride and such. Next spring I will definetley try some different trim angles as I plan to fix my vts this winter.

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