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Old 03-12-19, 00:40
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Default Steering dampers not a cure for shimmy

Hi Rod

I've got modern heavy-duty steering dampers on my HUP and C60S Pat 13,
they may help control steering shimmy but they do not cure it. I installed them after steering kick back drove my elbow into the door so hard as to numb my arm for an hour or more. What's bad about the Pattern 13s is the window mounting bracket are perfect for catching your elbow.

The dampers are one of those "modern upgrades " that really worth it if you are going to do any off roading. Interesting find older equipment. It is one of those adds that can be done with no welding, both of mine used existing bolt mount locations. An yes the dampers do seem to stop or control stearlng kickback.

Now as to tracking fixing shimmy it can be cured.

Cheers Phil
Phil Waterman
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