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StrangeLuv
05-24-2009, 05:38 PM
I have a 2002 X-Star and the steering has become very stiff. I've found two zirc fittings, one on the rudder and one on the steering shaft below the engine. After greasing them, the steering is still stiff. Are there any other grease points I'm missing?

Thanks

TMCNo1
05-24-2009, 06:08 PM
I have a 2002 X-Star and the steering has become very stiff. I've found two zirc fittings, one on the rudder and one on the steering shaft below the engine. After greasing them, the steering is still stiff. Are there any other grease points I'm missing?

Thanks

Your steering cable has probably become contaminated from bilge water over time, corroded, is seizing up and probably will need replacing.
http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=005775850323706454504:8-nmuizykqo, type in "Steering Cable Replacement" and you should have several threads on the subject.