Gregory Bender

Steering damper replacement

Moto Guzzi V700, V7 Special, Ambassador, 850 GT, 850 GT California, Eldorado, and 850 California Police models

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Joe Jump gave me the inspiration to do this based upon the experiences he shared on the Yahoo! Loopframe_Guzzi news group.

Steering dampers can be quite expensive...and finding the original Guzzi mounting brackets can be difficult. So, I used the following materials:

A view of the entire set-up installed.
A view of the entire set-up installed.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Bender.

The bracket welded to the split collar.
The bracket welded to the split collar.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Bender.

The bracket welded to the split collar.
The bracket welded to the split collar.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Bender.

The bracket welded to the split collar.
The bracket welded to the split collar.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Bender.

The split collar installed.
The split collar installed.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Bender.

This is how I secured the steering damper to the aluminum spacer block. Not stock...but works great.
This is how I secured the steering damper to the aluminum spacer block. Not stock...but works great.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Bender.

A stainless steel nylon lock nut and flat washer secures the whole mess to the lower triple tree.
A stainless steel nylon lock nut and flat washer secures the whole mess to the lower triple tree.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Bender.

View from front...the bottom of the stock fairing extends lower than the bolt head. This is GOOD!
View from front...the bottom of the stock fairing extends lower than the bolt head. This is GOOD!

Photo courtesy of Gregory Bender.

A good look at how I relieved a portion of the right turn signal bracket to clear the body of the steering damper.
A good look at how I relieved a portion of the right turn signal bracket to clear the body of the steering damper.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Bender.

The pair of stainless steel civilian turn signal brackets that I created.
The pair of stainless steel civilian turn signal brackets that I created.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Bender.

The pair of stainless steel civilian turn signal brackets that I created.
The pair of stainless steel civilian turn signal brackets that I created.

Photo courtesy of Gregory Bender.