Several 675 owners have had a steering damper mounting bracket bolt come loose. If this occurs, it will lock your steering and, as the cautions in the manuals always say, "may result in losing control of the vehicle and death".
This is extremely important.
Please see this thread for details;
Information contained in the above mentioned thread. :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:
Okay...I wasn't worried about this as I had pulled off the stock damper and replaced it with a top mount Pit Bull unit. Then I got to reading this thread more closely and realized you all are talking about the mounting bracket
for the stock damper. Yikes! I took it off today and I see how if either of the mount bolts come loose they will jamb against the lower triple clamp.
Here's some photos of the offending bolts and the removed bracket to clarify this. I'm also posting a notice under the 'general' forum with a link to this thread to give everyone a good heads up.
If you are going to keep the stock damper, I would recommend pulling these bolts and re-installing with 'red' high grip Locktight, or have your dealer service department do it.
Left side, with steering turned full right and mounting bolt loosened so you can see how it would jamb against the lower triple clamp;
Right side, with steering turned full left.
Damper mounting bracket removed (bolt on right holds radiator top left side. Replace with a nut to fit in lieu of threaded bracket if removing stock damper.
*Information added by ShaneXman (I hope you don't mind ;))*