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Old 01-03-2012, 06:14 PM
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Can someone inform me on what this part is, what it does and is it easily rebuildable? Mine seems to have a lot of play and isn't doing much. Thanks guys.

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Old 01-03-2012, 06:23 PM
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Centerlink/center arm. It is a pivot and you can rebuild it.

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Old 01-03-2012, 06:36 PM
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What Treeroot said.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:40 PM
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Thanks guys, would you say rebuilding that falls into the critical category or something that should be done at some point?
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:52 PM
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That's your steering...I would put that in the "critical" catagory. If there is a lot of play in it, you really should rebuild it before putting your cruiser on the road.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:15 PM
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It is cheap and easy to rebuild so my first reaction is to say rebuild it. It will also make driving your cruiser more relaxing as you will not have more slop which adds to the stress of trying to keep it on the road.

That said, it won't really fail catastrophically and plenty of folks drive around with totally worn out center links. You just gotta move the wheel more to keep it in a lane of traffic.

How much does it move when you wiggle the steering? is it totally shot?
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:20 PM
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Take a look at your pitman arm coming out of your steering box too. That, the center link, and the tie rod ends are all sources of play.
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sometimes you can eliminate a lot of slop just by adjusting the top of the center arm pivot. loosen the bolt, crank the top down tighter, tighten the bolt again
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:50 PM
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Great info as always guys. Thanks! There is some play, but it doesn't seem too far gone. I think I'll get on with it though, looks like an easy "indoor" fix for when the weather turns cold again.
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FWIW, don't buy CCOT's kit, it was lame and I couldn't get the new spring to compress enough to install it. As a result mine still has some play.
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