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I just purchased a TRX 70 for my daughter to ride, It seems that the steering knuckles have some play in them. Not real bad but I am wondering if there is a budget fix for this? The knuckles are not easy to find and not cheap when you do.
 

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no easy fix, other than replacing them that I know of ?. not worth trying to '' half azz '' it !..lol, spec when your daughter will be on it ?!. no way :).
 

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not sure how old your daughter is ?, if young ?, pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee put a helmet on her !!!
 
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You got that right! She is 5 but I have the gear from my son that is older that he has out grown. I have a helmet. goggles, boots, chest protector and Leatt neck protector. My plan is to limit the throttle lever so it is very slow and not tell her about gear shifting. That should keep it slow until she learns how to ride. I was an ASI ATV safety instructor back in the mid 1990's. Safety is the key to long term fun.
 

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You got that right! She is 5 but I have the gear from my son that is older that he has out grown. I have a helmet. goggles, boots, chest protector and Leatt neck protector. My plan is to limit the throttle lever so it is very slow and not tell her about gear shifting. That should keep it slow until she learns how to ride. I was an ASI ATV safety instructor back in the mid 1990's. Safety is the key to long term fun.
good deal !. drill a hole through the throttle housing, put a home made throttle stop in there with a nut to lock the screw, then you can adjust it as she gets older :).
 

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You got that right! She is 5 but I have the gear from my son that is older that he has out grown. I have a helmet. goggles, boots, chest protector and Leatt neck protector. My plan is to limit the throttle lever so it is very slow and not tell her about gear shifting. That should keep it slow until she learns how to ride. I was an ASI ATV safety instructor back in the mid 1990's. Safety is the key to long term fun.
good deal !. drill a hole through the throttle housing, put a home made throttle stop in there with a nut to lock the screw, then you can adjust it as she gets older :).
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You got that right! She is 5 but I have the gear from my son that is older that he has out grown. I have a helmet. goggles, boots, chest protector and Leatt neck protector. My plan is to limit the throttle lever so it is very slow and not tell her about gear shifting. That should keep it slow until she learns how to ride. I was an ASI ATV safety instructor back in the mid 1990's. Safety is the key to long term fun.
good deal !. drill a hole through the throttle housing, put a home made throttle stop in there with a nut to lock the screw, then you can adjust it as she gets older :).
Plus 1 on this ^^^

Good call Shady
I will look into that. I was going to find a TRX90 throttle but this should be much cheaper.
 

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With the carb rebuild it now runs pretty well. Some one has already added a throttle limiter in the thumb housing. What I need to find is the grommet between the carb and airbox, a chain tensioner and the chain sliders that go inside the chain case. Those items are not available through RMATV.
 

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I’m sure you could make a chain tensioner, how is it tensioned, by pulling the axle to the rear? Think trx125’s were pulled back like so.
 

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I’m sure you could make a chain tensioner, how is it tensioned, by pulling the axle to the rear? Think trx125’s were pulled back like so.
No the axle does not move. It is a plastic roller like on a dirt bike mounted on an adjustable plate.
 

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I think those steering knuckles have bushings in them.. may see if they are worn and needing replaced..


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