OE Steering Damper

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OE Steering Damper

Postby No. 47 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:20 pm

Here's a new one, at least for me - steering damper clamp pivot bolt has rusted through and snapped (so much for spacer bush o-ring seal......), allowing damper to drop and rod to 'drill' holes through radiator - once repaired/replaced, will add a couple of loose-ish cable ties around damper and lower triple clamp to stop it dropping off below pivot bolt.
'08 ex-Battle race KTM Superduke 990 R No.47
'08 OE KTM Superduke 990 R
'01 Ducati 996S

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Re: OE Steering Damper

Postby jmann » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:18 pm

Comrade 47: That sort of rust could only happen in the UK :wink: Here the bikes fall apart because of the UV 8)

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Re: OE Steering Damper

Postby No. 47 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:41 pm

Aye but probably still worth checking wherever you may be - assembly should have been packed with grease at factory but mine was as dry and full of powder as and like a cremation urn............
'08 ex-Battle race KTM Superduke 990 R No.47
'08 OE KTM Superduke 990 R
'01 Ducati 996S

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Re: OE Steering Damper

Postby Mr_Trecolareco » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:27 am

Nice heads up...preventive maintenance is key over the years.

My scotts steering damper is less exposed another reason to choose it 8)
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