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Old 01-07-2013, 09:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an Alpine II and the steering is extremely hard to turn. The ski has a coil spring and a shock but they do not seem to work, the shock is stiff as a steel rod. I was also thinking on riveting strips of polymer plastic under the ski to keep it from sticking to the snow when I stop for a while. Any suggestions???
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it hard to turn when the front end is lifted off the ground?
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When the front end is lifted off the ground, it is easy to steer.
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Ok then, the issue is that you have too much ski pressure.
Increase the front skid spring pre-load a bit.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Correction, I got the front end off the ground and the ski is still stiff to steer.
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I see on your reply a note at the bottom, are you a SW of 472?
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Since the steering is stiff with the skis off the ground, then you need to go through and grease where it has fittings and lube the heim joints.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thank you for the tip. You have not answer my second question.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I feel reassured that I will be getting the best advises.
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