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Question about steering

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I just bought a 2007 Yamaha VX sport. The handle bars seem to have too much play but I am not sure. I can move the whole steering column up and down about 1/2-3/4 inch. Is this normal? If not what part needs to be replaced?
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Probably just need to tighten a few screws........either where the handle bar attaches or the base of the column.
All the screws that are visible are tight but I can't see inside the housing. The slop is inside the aluminum housing below the handle bars. Is that normal or is there a bushing inside the housing that may not be there or broken?
I would guess it is just loose not broken. On my brothers VX the steering is pretty tight (maybe 1/8" movement at the most). You will have to take the steering column apart to know for sure. I don't have a service manual for the VX, but here are a couple of parts diagrams that might help:
Yamaha Waverunner Parts 2007 VX1100CF - WAVERUNNER VX SPORT STEERING 1 Diagram
Yamaha Waverunner Parts 2007 VX1100CF - WAVERUNNER VX SPORT STEERING 2 Diagram
Did you find out what was causing the play in the steering? I have the same problem with my VX Deluse 2008.
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