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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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broken tierod question

I want to get a spare before out next ride, so what part is prone to breaking easy, just the tierod end?
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from what I've read on the XTZ's [no experience yet] it bends behind the jam nut on the threads .. they have longer nuts available to "help" but looks like after market beefy ones is the way to go to fix it right , and a couple posters have bent them mid point ... I have not read of the ends failing so far.
there is a thread about a potential issue with the ball joint clamp bolt suggest you read that one also.

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The threaded area by the tie rod ends is where they bend. I fixed my mine at the dunes when they bent by welding a sleeved section of tubing over the threaded section and they worked fine and never bent again.
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The threaded area by the tie rod ends is where they bend. I fixed my mine at the dunes when they bent by welding a sleeved section of tubing over the threaded section and they worked fine and never bent again.
Ok so the threaded end is all that I need to carry as a spare. Same one left and right, right? part#0405-205
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Thats what bent/broke on mine. I suggest sleeving them, I did it and it was really cheap. I had the longer jam nuts already so I beveled the unthreaded end used a 1/2 extra heavy nipple and a coupler, Then I cut the threads off of one end of the nipple installed the coupler on the other end welded it up, then slid it on the tie rod screwed the long jam nut up into the coupler and tacked it in a couple palces, then took it off and finished welding it up. THen i took a step drill and opened up the boot to fit over the larger pipe. I got the nipples at a oil/gas mining supply store, not a hardware store. they are really thick and have a .5 inch ID which is just right to fit over the tie rods. Its not as nice looking as the aluminum after market setups but only costs a few bucks. Don't forget to take some alignnment measurements before you start taking stuff apart. It will save a little time.
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are the threads SAE or Metric ? [I haven't looked at that issue and mine is at the dealers right now]

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I'm think they are SAE. I can't remember for sure the size, I would check for you but most of my threads are covered up. If I can get enough threads I'll post another reply.
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Mine was bent so I just got it straight and we welded it al up with the clam shell sleave style and called it good. The sand is forgiving if your off a bit anyhow. Field repair oh well. they dont require much regular adjustment anyhow.
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we sell full replacement tierods there 179.99 and they won't brake
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we sell full replacement tierods there 179.99 and they won't brake

Got any pictures of said tie rods? Sounds like a good deal, comparatively.
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