Popular Post Aleksandar13 Posted August 30, 2020 Popular Post Share Posted August 30, 2020 Hi all, Since I've changed the bike and being used to having bikes with steering dampers always wanted one for the T700Sm. I've been in touch with Msc in Australia and they have shipped one for me a, took longer than expected but I'm very pleased with the purchase. It's all made from aluminium and bolted with stainless bolts machined to a high standard. On to installing the unit... Remove side panels of the bike and remove all the bolts so that the tank can be removed, lift the tank and push it backwards 100 to 150mm as shown below.. Once the tank is out of your way the installation of the bracket begins. Remove the bolts from the top part of the bracket and put on top of the middle part of the tank support. This is where it is a bit tricky and hard to explain but I will do my best... Top part and bolts need to face the tank and then you can secure the lower part with in. (lower part has machined legs to grab the frame once installed and they need to be fitted on the outside with machined edges facing the frame). Secure top and lower part only by hand until you can still get movement on the round part. In order to position this you need a mallet or a hammer and a piece of wood. Tap the front of the bracket until it fits into position... I've tapped until the bracket pin was parallel with the support frame underneath the stem nut. Secure the for bolts in an x pattern and then remove the stem nut with 27mm spanner. I have used this because this way you don't need to remove the handlebar, if you choose another wrench then you'll need to remove it as there is not enough room. Once the stem nut is removed fit the bracket then the washer and stem nut and tighten to spec. (side note : I think 145 Nm is to much and mine didn't feel close to that figure) Once the bracket is fitted insert spring and pin inside the lower bracket and then secure the damper to the top bracket with Alan bolts. Test maximum lock and you are good to go. Hope this guide helps people if they decide to buy this damper, to me it was worth it and although it's not cheap I feel that this now completes the bike. First impressions are that even with 5 clicks in out of 20 the bike feels smoother to steer and much more refined... Boost of confidence when pushing hard into corners and on uneven surfaces with wide open throttle... Very very happy with the result. Price paid directly shipped into UK ; £365 and then the queen had her bit (customs £65). Aleks 12 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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