Step-by-Step ATV Steering Stem Replacement
Hopefully there are just a few times in your riding adventures when you damage parts that can be a little complicated to replace. Now if you are an experienced mechanic then you might think there is nothing you cannot fix yourself. I know this kind of guy and gal, but if youre on the other side of that coin and need help understanding the process to some of the more technical repairs, I think we can help you out.
The steering stem in our 2007 Honda TRX450ER was bent pretty well, and unfortunately it was right at the top and out of view. It was noticeable that the bars were a little stiff but they were otherwise straight. Here is a 10-step project to replacing the steering stem/shaft on your sport quad.
Clean out a space in the shop or shed so you have plenty of working room. You will need a selection of metric sockets with a 3/8ths drive ratchet, needle-nose pliers, flathead screwdriver and metric wrenches. The gear head wrenches work great and fit most of the tighter spaces, but you can get by with typical metric combination wrenches.