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Dune Racer

PostPosted:Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:03 am
by engelstine
I recently picked up dune racers off swap site. I am having an issue with the Steering on it. It appears to struggle to turn in one direction (Believe to the right) when there is someone in it. If I take the front wheels off the ground the steering wheels turns ok side to side. I am going to take it apart in the next few days to see if something is stripped or can be tightened but I wanted to check here to see if anyone has run into an issue similar to this, Ill be back later at some point to start modifying the PW as well.

Re: Dune Racer

PostPosted:Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:24 am
by Suburbancharlie77
Not exactly sure what your issue is, and this isn't exactly the same, but it's the best illustrated write up you will find.
It sure beats just ordering everything to rebuild it!

viewtopic.php?f=44&t=2021

Re: Dune Racer

PostPosted:Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:22 am
by engelstine
Thanks for the info, I believe I have found the issue to be the Steering wheel hole for the Steering shaft. It looks like the plastic is worn so that the slots dont hold it tightly in place. Does anyone have a Fix for this? or do I buy a new steering wheel? I was trying to figure out a way to Cotter Pin or set screw the Shaft to the Steering wheel so they are one piece.

Re: Dune Racer

PostPosted:Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:03 am
by rosaann
I had Dune with same bug, in the end, I just came up with a quick, 10-15 mins simple steering mod, that'll get ur punk buttocks brats rolling style again.Just 2 simple things you can do, to improve the steering on these.
- Shave off some of the steering plastic in steering colum limiter factory design
- Add spacer to factory steering link
I hope it will help