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Heavy steering on my s/h sungift 200,ok when raised off ground.tyre pressures correct.could it be something to do with the fibre washers on the main steering column.i dont think it is very old.have checked all other joints seems to be ok,but steering is very stiff,very puzzled.have any similar owners had same problem? dave

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Hi Dave. I have had a few scooters that have had this problem. Most of them had the bearings tightened up to tight. Either the bearings on the steering column, or the bearings in the left or right stub axles. Just loosen off very slightly will help. Make sure that there is not too much movement in the bearings after adjusting them. Also give all the linkages a bit of a lube.
We are Invacare sales and service agents here in New Zealand, but I have never heard of this model.
Good luck. Neil.

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