FAULTY STEERING? HERE'S A SOLUTION
parts can be sometimes hard to find if you don't know a good dealer. Jeff Scheule came up with this
solution for fixing wobbly Dragster steering caused by worn steering bushes.
N.B. The pictures shown in this guide are of a Dragster 180.
After searching and not finding
any replacement bushings for the u-joint on the upper part of the steering shaft, I figured out that I would have
to make some bushings in order to try and correct my steering wobble / shimmy issue. I found that the outside diameter
of the original steering bushes was 20mm. Malossi roller weights (part no. 6611095.S0) are also 20mm outside diameter,
so I figured that I could use these in place of the original Italjet bushes.
So, I had to have the inside machine-fit to the u-joint cross, and I had to have
the bushings cut down to the correct height. After installing the replacements,
there is not a wink of play in my steering. This absolutely corrected the issue I was
having. It works, and it's a cheap solution if you can't obtain any replacement bushings.
Words & Pictures: Jeff Scheule.