Post by jomama0867 on May 19, 2020 10:14:27 GMT -6
Hey gang! I've got a DF50TKA (Sunny) trike that quit turning right. It happened on the middle of a ride on pavement (aloft of "streets" around here are dirt). I checked the obvious (a-frames, tie rods, etc.), and after lifting the front end, the "tilt" is still normal. The right turn is still full, but when rotating the bars, it goes to center and stops dead. I'm getting ready to remove the tie rod to determine whether the problem is in the vert. Wheel shafts or the center shaft. Anyone have any ideas?
Yes! The steering "column" is basically a normal scooter setup, only instead of forks it attaches to a bracket holding the ends of the two tie rods. Additionally, I discovered the turning problem! There is a block mounted to the vertical shaft in between the a-frame that acts as a "stop" for the wheel. This block had sheared the bolt that attaches it, and got wedged in the bearings.