WARNING!!! DANGEROUS STEERING LOCK SITUATION - I have a 2019 with about 50 miles on it. There were times I noticed a little "catch" or "notch" in the steering, but I could always get the bars to turn fully in either direction, and then that little "catch or notch" feeling would disappear. That was a bit of a warning sign, which I should have taken more seriously at the time. Then one day I was about to go for a ride and started to pull out of the gararge and immediately stopped when I sensed the steering wouldn't go past center as I tried turning it from left to right. I had just under 50% of the range of motion it should've had. I shined a light around the steering column to see if I could figure what was holding it up, but I was hurried and didn't see the problem, so I tried searching the web to see if this was an issue. The only thing I found was a post on FZ10.org about a guy who went off a cliff about 2 years ago and stated that he thought the steering had locked up on him. People said he was crazy and blamed it on "fixation". I put the bike away until I had time to take another look today. I gave the bars a very hard push and felt something give way. I gave things a better look this time and found the problem hiding in plain sight! There is a loose bolt wedged in there where it doesn't belong. There is no way in hell that that bolt was set in there by me or anyone in my household. I'm 100% confident that it was loose in there, just as you see it now, when I picked it up from the dealership. This easily could have locked up on me when I was riding. Gents, go check your steering columns, and I welcome any advice you have on how you think I should handle things with Yamaha when the dealership opens tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, I'm trying to find the guy who went off the cliff on his MT-10.
I posted this in the MT-10 facebook group and guy from Singapore has chimed in saying he found a stray bolt in the same place. I'm trying to get more information from him. I don't know if it caused him to lock up or if it did any damage.
Post by RedAndBlack on Feb 26, 2019 23:56:47 GMT -7
I dunno about the issue at hand, but that dude that went off that cliff was definitely in over his head. There were numerous signs that he was riding above his ability and that looked like classic target fixation.
Anyway thanks for posting. Always good to be made aware of stuff like this, no matter how rare it may be.
If the seering would lock up mid corner, you would high or lowside as the front wheel cant balance itself out anymore. The bike would not stand itself up in such a controlled manner, if it was standing up it would be in the form of a highside.
He was riding faster than his huardian angel could fly. There was nothing wrong with the bike.
Yep, I'm with the above ^, you can actually see in the video the point where he grabs the front brake, this will automatically make the bike stand up. From there on it was all over red rover. The fact remains that he was going in to a corner with loose debris way too hot. At that speed on a sweeping bend there is not a lot of steering required in cornering, more of pushing down on your bars. As thefinn and RedAndBlack mentioned, poor target fixation and jammed steering would not make the bike stand up. Anyways thats my two cents worth. Good news is the guy lived to ride again.
I read this on the MT-10 FB forum. The OP has come to the conclusion that the bolt is from the shipping cage...it possibly fell into that area when the bike was initially uncrated by a careless mechanic.
I used to let people work on my vehicles until I found some things in the engine bay of a 4runner, and no oil after a change, transfer case fill bolt missing....point being, check out your rig from time to time. It pays off, as can be seen by this thread. Scary? Yup. Uncommon? Not even close. People make mistakes, all of us included, but underpaid and sometimes under qualified people....well.
Yep, you're WAAAAAY less likely to make a mistake on your own rig . And also way more likely to spend the time to make the job right. It's not that most techs don't know how to do the job IMO (especially the easy ones, like oil changes), but the way the system works. It's rigged against the interests of vehicle owners: everybody makes more money the quicker the job is made. Unless that changes (highly unlikely), I just don't trust any dealer. Maintaining my vehicles to me is like brushing my teeth; even if you don't like it, it has to be done for your own good, so might as well enjoy it. Or at least don't b*tch about it. Ha ha. I actually like working on my vehicles. And you know it was done right, gives you a feeling of security, plus a nice sense of accomplishment.
3lseeker: I would like to see a black T-shirt with a White MT-10 (Wireframe - Front View) with BOLD WHITE MT10 Logo under it... Can you "picture it"
Mar 4, 2019 11:06:54 GMT -7
Cruizin: And, please dont post in ALL CAPS. Same goes on facebook, reddit, pretty much any social media site, never post in all caps.
Feb 26, 2019 16:10:08 GMT -7
Cruizin: mineharley its really easy. open a board in the topic you want to talk about, click that big button that says "create thread, and type. Then click "submit". If you want to reply to a post, go to the bottom of the thread and type in that big box, reply.
Feb 26, 2019 16:09:29 GMT -7
mineharley: I have 1200 miles on my mt 10 the last 2 fillups on chevron 93 octain I have gotten 35 miles per gallon mostely in town riding next week iAM PUTTING 2 BROTHERS EXHAUST WITH CAT REPLACEMENT IAM HOPING TO NCRSS POWER AND FUEL ECONOMY ALSO HAVING IT DYNOED AT
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mineharley: could some one tell me how to use the posts and how you put them in the posts of proper subjuct matter thank you michael j mueller
Feb 24, 2019 5:08:34 GMT -7
stealthunion: I am interested in the OEM bar if you still have them. How much shipped to Seattle, WA? Thanks!
Feb 9, 2019 13:01:12 GMT -7
tupphead: Jesus I'll get it right eventually BSD Performance
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tupphead: I meant BAD Performance in Peterborough which is closer forme
Jan 18, 2019 11:10:49 GMT -7
tupphead: Thanks for the link exuptoy It's a good vid, but Bristol is a bit of a treck for me.
Jan 18, 2019 11:07:49 GMT -7
joeysako: Hey guys! I bought my '17 FZ-10 a little over a week ago. Brand new with "0" miles. I am coming from an 09 R1 and I still ride an 07 Warrior. I do love my Yamahas First upgrade will be a 2wheeldyno ECU flash and not sure which pipe....
Jan 17, 2019 5:11:51 GMT -7
miel12: Hello guys gonna get the mt10 soon . Just dropped by to say hello and join the community
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isaac: New member, new listing... PM or view my latest post in the sale thread for details
Nov 24, 2018 20:22:57 GMT -7
exuptoy: 600 mile service now done woohoo
Nov 14, 2018 6:27:13 GMT -7
squid4life: Dammit....just the story of my life....always Late..
Nov 9, 2018 15:59:57 GMT -7
squid4life: Do you still have the bottom piece(the one that covers the key hole)? Also i will like the plate light...if so lmk..
Nov 9, 2018 15:57:25 GMT -7
squid4life: Are you still selling the bike?
Nov 3, 2018 3:06:18 GMT -7
dharma54: Greetings to all, hope everyone is healthy and happy !
Nov 2, 2018 13:00:59 GMT -7
exuptoy: Hi guys, newbie here from the uk. Just felt I had to register as I have today fitted the Leo to my 2018 10. Awesome sound on it but still a little loud with my Scorpion RP1-GP. Hope you guys like it.
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