Scotts Damper Install.... HELP !
Posted July 22, 2002 - 02:07 PM
I just spent the last couple hours tearing my bike down, lubing steering head bearings.
My problem is with the bolt on bracket for damper. After getting everything installed - damper/triple clamps/pro - tapers the braket keeps turning when I am testing the damper. I backed out both cinch bolts and re-tightened again! The bracket is still not stable. If I turn the damper up to 8 clicks, when turning handlebars fast the bracket moves.
The bracket does slide down flush with top of steering stem. No filing was necessary. What am I doing wrong ? Are these little cinch bolts just plain inadequate ?
Ohhh gee I suppose I should call scotts. But they are already closed !
I figure what the hay, you guys know as much as them anyway.
Posted July 22, 2002 - 03:57 PM
[ July 22, 2002: Message edited by: Dan Lawrence ]
Posted July 22, 2002 - 08:19 PM
Posted July 23, 2002 - 02:27 AM
Both of the bolts must be tightened equally or else the mount will tilt and work it's way loose.
The bracket must REST on the frame without any portion obstructed by the welds....If any portion touches it must be ground down.
Lastly, the Dampner MUST NOT be allowed to bottom out on either full left or full right of the steering. If it does, material must be added to the front steering stop. Failure to do so will cause the seals in the dampner to blow when the bike is crashed hard and the dampner goes FULL left or right in it's travel.
Hope this helps....
Posted July 23, 2002 - 06:32 AM
Could you clarify how you trimmed down the seal? Did you trim down the outer diameter of the seal?
How did you do it and keep the round shape? I don't know if I fully understand how you did this. I know call me stupid. But I don't trust myself to do this by freehand.
My bracket does rest down just like your Pic shows.
Posted July 23, 2002 - 01:09 PM
It was easy, I placed the mount over the seal and then used an exacto knife with a new blade to gently cut around the seal using the mount as a guide.
Give it a shot...Nothing too it.
Posted July 24, 2002 - 06:04 PM