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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Steering Issues

Hello,

Does anyone know of a workaround for the power steering issue on these trikes? I am getting the DPS code but my steering feels fine. Is there a way to bypass the steering rather than putting a $1200 part in it? Based on the pressure it takes to steer when the trike is not running, I don't see why the power steering is even necessary. I would appreciate any input.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2019, 06:59 AM
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I suggest that paying a "diagnostic fee" at your dealer might be worth it.

The actual fix might be WAY less than you think.
And whatever the problem IS might be WAY more important than you think.

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Thank you Easy Rider
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 06:35 AM
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I do not understand why you want to eliminate the power steering. Do you think that by changing the power steering there will be no effect on maneuvering the bike? I don't believe you really want to jeopardize your safety by creating a hazard.

Would you bypass something on your car if a warning light came on? Same idea.

I agree with Easy Rider have a dealer check it and give you an estimate for a repair.
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Hello LISpyder,
Thank you for your comment. You are right, removing something just because you get a light is stupid. In this instance however that is not the case. If you have a safe place to do it, ride your Spyder down an incline with the engine off and see how it steers. I think it gives a better feel for the road. The power steering seems to remove that. That was my thought on this issue.
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Since the power steering is ELECTRIC, you will also have to have the ignition switch OFF......and you will have to endure the parking brake alarm.

Then.....all of the published information would lead you to believe that at highway speeds, the "power steering" supplies almost NO assist; maybe none at all.

I do not think your suggestion is too far from "stupid" !!

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