Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NSW, AUSTRALIA on Vic Border
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guys have a question relating to the loose steering damper problem.
i have a feb 08 daytona SE. i have fitted a few mods and last was a radiator gaurd ,lower triangle insert and swapped the air intake tube to gold like the rad gaurds. i was around the steering damper and noticed the different security type torque head bolts now used.i never once touched the damper or bolts and did not think much more of it.
i went to leave work today at lunch and the steering did not feel right when turning full lock left.
when i grabbed the damper it had free play as normal , but the body of the damper (cast body) and it had 15 movement up and down.only 5mm from hitting nose fairing. i rang the dealer and they weren't too fussed. i thought is was loose.
i got a 6mm long allen key on a socket and with a 1/2 drive long extension passed thru handle bars and check the allen bolt thru the lower tripple tree. seemed tight. i , in my wisdon thought im gunna pull it out and put loctite all over it. started to undo it and 1 and 1/2 turns later the bolt fell out.
the thread part of the damper housing had thread curls screwed out if the hole. it had been crossed threaded at the factory and was in 1 and 1/2 threads and the housing was now knackered. factory worker thought the rattle gun did her up tight enough obviously ??
cable/zip tied it up and rode on down to the dealer ship (ever so gingerly)
1 new damper on order , lets see how long its off the road for.
any one else had this predicerment.
p.s checked the dealers demo on the way out , 2006 s/y 12000klms , had some movement up and down , now the dealer has checked everyone in stock, 1 more used and 1 brand new.all with varying amounts of movement.
so many roads,twists and turns. Where do i start? I know , on a D 675
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