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Yamaha Steering posts?

Discussion in 'General Yamaha Discussion' started by honda400ex2, May 15, 2018.


  1. honda400ex2

    honda400ex2 Newbie

    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    Rice, Minnesota
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2009 Nytro XTX
    Hi,
    I been looking into the steering post angle on different Yamaha sleds. My 2009 Nytro has the angled post with the more up and down steering. What current models (Last 10 years) have what type of steering right now (Sidewinder, Viper Etc). Debating to switch to a different sled; I like the more rider forward type ride, but still having a hard time with the up & down type steering.

    Is there a fix; currently have the steering post forward relocator. Helped some, but wondering if there is anything else out there.

    Seen the Barn of Parts MPS, look to be a great addition for steering effort, but I believe the bar angle won't be affected.

    Thanks for the help
    Tim
     
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  3. SnoNinja

    SnoNinja aka "Plan B" Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

    Messages:
    567
    Location:
    Gaylord, Michigan
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2015 Viper LTX-LE
    2016 Vector LE For my Bride
    2007 Phazer GT, 136" Stretch.
    2002 SXR600 (still own)
    1997 SX600 (sold)
    1997 XT500 (sold)
    2013 Can-Am Maverick 1000XRS
    2006 Dodge Charger RT - Top Banana Daytona
    If your looking for more horizontal bar movement as opposed to vertical bar movement, the mountain steering setup on the 15 and newer Viper MTX might be the answer. I ride an LTX (trail version) which I converted. After having horizontal bar movement, I find that I really dislike the lay down post where the bar drops to your knee on inside corner. I ride mostly off trail and stand much of the time so the vertical post and horizontal bar movement works best for me. All the Vipers can be converted with OEM parts. Winders would take some fabrication.
     
  4. honda400ex2

    honda400ex2 Newbie

    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    Rice, Minnesota
    Country:
    USA
    Snowmobile:
    2009 Nytro XTX
    Thanks SnoNinja, this might be worth looking into if I can retro fit it into the Nytro. It looks like a U joint type connection to change the post angle. I will have to take a closer look if there is space available and if the mounting points could be reworked.
    Thanks for the suggestion.
     

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  5. Big_Phil

    Big_Phil TY 4 Stroke Junkie

    Messages:
    708
    Location:
    Wasaga Beach, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    Sidewinder RTX LE

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