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Maintanance Alert - Please Read

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;

https://www.triumph675.net/forum/showthread.php?p=106747




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.

Holy crap!

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 ;))*


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post #2 of 57 Old 04-10-07, 02:00
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Great bit of info...Thank you! 8)




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Good tip. Probably a good sticky.

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Wow, THANKS!
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Yea great post going to check mine now thanks. :2tu
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This is really good info Just Bob. The pictures are a huge help and because of the safety concerns it should be sticky'd for the time being.

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Thank you for this info! Now I have a valid safety reason to ditch the stock damper and get the GPR V4 :rotfl Can always justify mods with the fiance when it's a safety issue! :lol:



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Any idea on torque spec. when re-installing the stock bolts?

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Definitely going to look at the two 675s sitting in my garage tonight. Can't have either of those owners getting hurt because of this. Thanks for posting this!!
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I assumed the same as you...that it was the damper coming loose...not the mounting braket... :shock: :shock:
Thanks in advance...will loctite tonight...
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