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I have a 2020 Krx1000 and I noticed the other day it’s seemed like I would lose the power steering randomly. Anyone have the same issue and/or know what might be causing it.
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Can you describe a little better what exactly is happening? Does it happen while going slow? Fast? Turning? Etc?
 

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Are you keeping the wheel locked hard for a period of time? It’s an electric power steering unit so it could be a number of things. But this is the first one I’ve heard of.
 

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Low voltage or heat will often cause this. Or...you could have a bad connection somewhere. Are you running a bunch of electrical accessories?
 

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Low voltage or heat will often cause this. Or...you could have a bad connection somewhere. Are you running a bunch of electrical accessories?
Can you explain that? How does low voltage and/or heat cause power steering loss??:unsure:
 

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It’s an electric power steering unit.. you over heat the motor or low voltage just sometimes screws with them.
Ehhhhhh, maybe. I ride in AZ where temps in the summer climb over the 100 mark, and no problems there. I would think that motor is designed to handle those things. (But I could be wrong)

That’s why I’m waiting to here back from the OP as to WHEN this is happening. Is he rock crawling, 3 feet deep in mud, or just going to grandmas house for a visit?
 

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Ehhhhhh, maybe. I ride in AZ where temps in the summer climb over the 100 mark, and no problems there. I would think that motor is designed to handle those things. (But I could be wrong)

That’s why I’m waiting to here back from the OP as to WHEN this is happening. Is he rock crawling, 3 feet deep in mud, or just going to grandmas house for a visit?
No, not over heat by ambient temps. Overheat meaning the use... if you have an electric motor and you’re putting too much resistance on it, it will over heat. So if used in a power steering scenario that could be holding it at full lock for a prolonged period of time or stuck in a rut and cranking on the wheel. Or with the wonders of the internet... they could just be clueless and describing something completely different but have no idea what they’re talking about.
 

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Can you explain that? How does low voltage and/or heat cause power steering loss??:unsure:
Most electrical power steering motors have a minimum voltage needed to work. For example, the one we've made for years will shut down if it ever drops below 12.8 volts. It needs that much to function properly, and at the same time...if you're battery is dying, its kind of a fail-safe to shut down and manually steer so its not drawing any power and won't leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere with a dead battery. In this case, it could be a dying battery, or could happen if you're running too many accessories at once. Lights, winch, stereo, comms, etc.. When it overheats, it just stalls out. You don't see that very often, but its not uncommon in sprint car applications with electrical power steering units during long races. Same with some hardcore rock crawling with big tires where you're doing a lot of back and forth steering.
 
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