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    Fitting of Ohlins SD038 Steering damper question

    I’ve fitted a Ohlins SD038 steering damper to fine that I had alot of horizontal movement, it was all torqued and lateral movement was fine. Any ideas anyone?

    Also it’s fitted to a 2nd gen 2013

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    Re: Fitting of Ohlins SD038 Steering damper question

    When you say alot of horizontal movement, are you suggesting that the damper has increased the steering head maximum lock? I'm confused, or are you saying that it is too easy to move the steering head backwards and forwards?

    Ohlins SD038 owners manual in English here https://www.ohlins.eu/en/products/mo.../sd-038--4501/
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    Re: Fitting of Ohlins SD038 Steering damper question

    Cheers for that, I’ve installed it following that guide.

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    Re: Fitting of Ohlins SD038 Steering damper question

    Yeah I'm not sure what the issue you're describing is.

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    Re: Fitting of Ohlins SD038 Steering damper question

    as above,a bit info regarding your issue might help,it's does movefreely on it's pivot points quite a bit

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    Re: Fitting of Ohlins SD038 Steering damper question

    Where the M8 bolt goes into head stock, Locks up find but the damper moves up and down freely on the Bracket assembly. If you go along a bumpy road it would rattle and vibrate. So just checking that’s normal or if something is wrong.

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    Re: Fitting of Ohlins SD038 Steering damper question

    Yes they have to move up and down on the bracket.

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    Re: Fitting of Ohlins SD038 Steering damper question

    would need to check, model number but the ball joint end is available in 2 sizes, the one for bmw is smaller, but the bigger one will fit but restricts movement unless you take a couple of mm off the damper round the joint (only needs to be yoke side) i used a harris mounting bracket to fix the body of the damper to the bike and it does let it flop up and down a bit but seems to work ok, been on there over 5 years

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    Re: Fitting of Ohlins SD038 Steering damper question

    Thanks for the reply’s, I shall refit it and see how it goes.

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    Re: Fitting of Ohlins SD038 Steering damper question

    Mine has a damper ring around the bolt mounting between the steering damper to the frame which stops it rattling. However I’ve just change the stock steering damper for a k tech one and the olive joints are noticeably stiffer which means it’s fairly solid without the damper ring.

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