I'm looking for a Steering damper

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thecort

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I want the same steering damper or similar that comes on the HD Tri-Glide. Harley sells it for over $600! I think that's pretty expensive. Does anyone know who makes one for my bike? 2010 Street Glide. Thanks

Got to stress it's not the same thing as a frame brace.

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thecort

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Cort, why the need for a damper?

Because above 65 mph the steering feels very sensitive. I done 100 so far with them. I just do not like the light feeling up front. The damper should cure that. That's probably why Harley installed them on the Trikes from the factory.


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id love to fit a damper also thought about buying the harley bracket and getting a damper off ebay to try...
 

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I want the same steering damper or similar that comes on the HD Tri-Glide. Harley sells it for over $600! I think that's pretty expensive. Does anyone know who makes one for my bike? 2010 Street Glide. Thanks

Got to stress it's not the same thing as a frame frame.

Heres a pic of what I'm looking for




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That's the ohlins, that one has a damping control nub you can control the stiffness. Well worth it for sport bikes, especially for the tank slappers...
 

thecort

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That's the ohlins, that one has a damping control nub you can control the stiffness. Well worth it for sport bikes, especially for the tank slappers...

I ended up ordering the one for the tri-glide. I figured it'll fit right. The others all needed universal adapters & some mounted Btwn the lower tree & fender...dent city!


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thecort

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Joker, I ordered through New Castle HD's online store. Not over the phone.
Total with shipping $423.71
Products on order:
1 x2998 - $1.10
SKU: HD-2998

1 x7531 - $0.30
SKU: HD-7531

1 x7992 - $4.40
SKU: HD-7992

1 x8324 - $11.54
SKU: HD-8324

1 x83808-09A - $382.50
SKU: HD-83808-09A

1 x83864-09 - $7.65
SKU: HD-83864-09

1 x83865-09 - $16.22
SKU: HD-83865-09

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thecort

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Installed it & it handles much better now. Much better! That light feel I had, above 65, is gone. It's a little slower to turn at any speed below 15 (as expected). The slow speed turn would be like making a quick lane change or u-turn. No big deal, just needed to adjust to it. I'm very happy with it. I'm glad I waited & didn't cut my inner fairing.
 

thecort

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In this picture, look at where the nut & bolt attach to the bracket. The spacer is not the spacer that comes with the kit. The one that comes with it is probably 1/8-3/16 thick. That essentially causes the damper body to hit the inner lower leg & the cow bell.

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These pics came from an actual trike that has the lower inner trimmed. You can also see the smaller spacer.
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thecort

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Btw, the bolt needs to be changed from a 1/4,20x1" to 1/4,20x2". The sleeve is 3/8x1", got them all at Lowes.


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