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02 foreman 500 steering issues

Hello just bought my first Honda product, very happy with the way it runs and goes through the mud. My only complaint is the way it handles . Seems the front end has a mind of its its own and wants to dart left and right, obv things I kno are wrong and I’m awaiting parts just wanna kno if there’s anything else to worry about. New parts on order, a arm bushings , tie rod ends and wheel bearings , also thinking about lower steering stem bearing it looks sloppy
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-13-2019, 11:53 AM
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Tie rod ends, wheel bearings, and ball joints can do that. The steering stem bearing can also definitely do it. A arm bushings as well.

If you replace all of that stuff and it's still jerking around, you might have a CV going bad that's catching.

You also have to keep in mind that the full time 4wd bikes just don't handle all that great. You can get a Wide Open 424 and install it and add selectable 2wd/4wd.
Steers 100x's better in 2wd than in 4wd.

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