Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Hyperpro Steering Damper Install Question
I recently ordered a Hyperpro steering damper to fix a wobble. The wobble is still there, but it is greatly reduced. I have some theories on it, but haven't gotten to the fixes yet. I digress.
My question on the steering damper. When I took the old stock damper off the bushings on the swingarm (the stick end) were badly deteriorated and worn. I ordered new ones from the dealer, as these are the only things that have to be reused with the Hyperpro. The dealer sent me two rubber bushings and two sleeves. I took off two washers (about 1 1/2 diameter), and two badly worn rubber bushings. The washers were sandwiching the stick end with the bushings between them and stick. This is going on a 99 LT with 110,000 miles.
My question: Are the sleeves are replacement for the washers? Are the washers an addition from a previous owner, or are sleeves not needed and I put it back with the bushings and washers? If I am to use all 3 components (sleeves, bushings, and washers), in what order would they go onto the bike?
Also, if anyone wants a good factory steering damper core, let me know. Dan M. gets first dibs.