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So my 2017 Grizzly 700 has 600 miles, hit a tree the other day. Bent the lower A arm and tie rod. Took it to the Yamaha dealer and they replaced the lower A arm and tie rod.
Also said they set the front end to spec as far as alignment goes. But upon looking at it one wheel looked toed out the other towed in some. Dealer simply said its in spec and they can't do anymore and said who knows maybe something else is bent. Hmm anyhow I loaded it up and took it home.

After getting it home I straightened the handle bars up and locked them down with tie downs. Got out some string and ran down the sides and sure enough things were out of whack. So I adjusted both sides to get 1/4 inch toe in on each side.

Now it rides straight and does not pull but the left and right tie rods are off as far as thread count. like 3/16" from one side to the other. And I can see when I turn the bars from left to right one side is turning further in like by a inch.

I got underneath the machine and measured both sides of lower A arms to front of frame. Both are the same measurement. The Lower A arm that was replaced had a few small flakes of paint off of the frame on back lower mount. Welds look good.

Is it possible the pitman arm slipped on splines or something in steering box slipped?

Was wondering if I adjusted both tie rods to the same length and the centered bars and moved pitman arm?

Just trying to see how to advance or maybe try another dealer.

I runs and drives fine just don't like that tie rod lengths are off.

Thank you!
 

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I bet there is a broke wheel bearing, I hit a rock and know with a bad bearing you can't get the alignment right.
 

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Check your frame...

Lift it on its tail end and take some measurements even if no bend is visible to your naked eye.Measure front to back on both sides and diagonal on the frame.
 

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I got underneath the machine and measured both sides of lower A arms to front of frame. Both are the same measurement. The Lower A arm that was replaced had a few small flakes of paint off of the frame on back lower mount. Welds look good. Could still be slightly bent I guess.

Put 25 miles on it today and it seemed to go with no problems. Only place I feel anything is on the road above 30mph it has a little hop in the tires. but I'm not a road rider trails only.
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My tie rod ends on my 07 models were like that too. When all adjusted right, threads were off. But those machines had been through the grinder hard core. I was just happy they drove straight.

When the dealer replaced the tie rod, maybe one end of the rod got threaded into one tie rod end a few turns before the other was even started on there? I did that once, then got annoyed when the threads didn't match, and started over. I bet you'd find if you keep turning that tie rod, one end falls off before the other, and it takes a few more good turns before the other end of the rod comes out of the tie rod end.

If that doesn't fix her up, then maybe take everything apart, center the handlebars, and then start re-assembling stuff, applying that OCD attention to detail to everything you put back on, and maybe when you get it back together it will be right.

If not, well, this is where I annoy the hell out of you by saying "just make it drive straight and call it good." :)
 
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