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You didn't mention checking the ball joints (which are usually greasable) which are at the top and bottom of the knuckle or the U-joints on the axle shafts. Those are the most likely candidates.


I've heard the term "steering effort" used, seems appropriate. It's not quantifiable, but it gets the idea across.


The force required for the driver to turn the steering wheel would be a torque measured in foot-pounds (or Newton-meters). Extra Credit: The actual force required for the rack in a rack and pinion style steering system to push/pull the tie-rods to turn the wheels would be a simple load measured in pounds or kilograms. The actual load the tires experience ...


Check the belts on the front of the engine. It's likely you have a slipping power steering or accessory belt. The belt could have stretched, or the tensioner could have failed. Replacing a belt is usually pretty straightforward, replacing the tensioner is a little more involved. If the belt seems loose, you may be able to tighten it using a tensioner (...


It's possibly viable The 1cm of fork that is available to mount a clip-on to is a concern Locktite will not make it any safer Options Depending on how invested you are in clip-on's you could use standard cafe bike handlebars and mount them to your risers just like current handlebars are mounted. Back in the 80's we used to just flip handlebars over in ...


After some reading, it appears Jeantaud's mechanism uses shorter lever arms to acheive a more accurate effect. However, both mechanisms (Ackerman and Jeantaud) are sensitive to a number of things, wheelbase, speed, and body roll from suspension travel - namely toe changes (and to a lesser extent camber changes). Mechanically these mechanisms are quite the ...

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