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    2017 stx 15f. Loose steering

    Hello, my 2017 STX 15f the steering has seemed to become a little loose / wobbly at the handlebars. I have checked the handlebars everything is tight, started to take off the dash to take a look in there not sure where to go next on where this little bit of play in the steering is coming from? Hoping for some tips from you guys that know a lot more than me. I did look at the diagram of the steering, and have a friend who's way more mechanically inclined coming over in a few days to take a look at it with me. Thanks for any help, hope I put this in the right section. 30hrs on ski, I do ride aggressively, like to jump waves ,do hard turns Etc.


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    There is a post on this in the kawi forums with pics. I have done this "tightening" a couple of times. Search loose steering on the kawi forums.

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    Here's a Post I created - yet this was for the Kawasaki Ultra Platform:

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=241819

    Hope this is helpful for you.

    Good Luck !!!

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    Spooling, do you think this will work for the stx 15f? I see you have a 2017 as well. Just not sure because the ultra has the tilt/adjustable steering. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanfunfishing View Post
    Spooling, do you think this will work for the stx 15f? I see you have a 2017 as well. Just not sure because the ultra has the tilt/adjustable steering. Thanks
    I used this above post as a guide. The only thing was it did not have the "tilt" option. Everything else is pretty much the same.

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    Thanks guys. I will dig into it this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanfunfishing View Post
    Thanks guys. I will dig into it this week.
    The biggest pain is the dangling handle bars. To keep them from scratching your machine make sure you put towels down or something.

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    Just wanted to say thanks, got it done by myself even. That spot was loose the 2 Allen head set screws where loose to the touch. I tightened it 2 holes, it felt good once back together. Those pictures really helped.

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    Back again with another question that's somewhat relates, didn't want to start a new thread. If I wanted to adjust my steering alignment, as is , is the handlebars straight versus I'm going straight. It seems my ski favors the right very little at this point. I don't have a service manual. If I choose to make an adjustment would I be doing it up by the handlebars, or down by the jet pump steering nozzle area? I know probably a stupid question thanks in advance.

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