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Old 08-02-2010, 08:39 AM
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And that my friend is why you're the man!

Looking good, I am impressed.
LOL! Thanks dude! Haven't heard from you in a while. Whats up?
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I'm hoping! Thanks man.
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Looks great, nice job on the design. I do have a question for you, what is the weakest part in your steering set your now? The reason I ask is simple, I have build up my drive train preity stout but I use so so U joints so in case I romp a little to hard the U joint will break but save the rest of your drive train.

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Good point. Hard to say exactly. Probably still the idler arm, but possibly the knuckle arms. I have spares, and while the are a PAIN to change (bolts are big and REALLY tight), it could be done. Likely I will beef those up here in the future as well.
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I bet the joints themselves take a dump or whatever sort of bushing is in the idler. Good plan to carry spare everything though.

I have been good, lumberjack racing all over this summer, I now have a 100 hp chainsaw that used to be a snowmobile engine!

Keep up the good work.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:49 AM
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The idler is pretty beefy, but yeah, its possible.

Essentially a steel sleeve that is greased, with two smaller steel sleeves in side that, which have a gap in the middle for grease. The outer sleeve keeps the bolt from crushing the ends together too much when tightened. The inners allow the bolt to stay greased.

at the end that the center link attaches to, there are two sealed roller bearings. Easy to replace if they fail, just a snap ring. Its a nice unit.
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