Rotary dampers resemble small boxes and operate via a rotating pivot. They are mounted coaxially with the steering axis and are typically located on top of the steering head. For motorcycles with sidecars, especially for solo motorcycles which have had a sidecar installed later and where the front wheel geometry trail has not been adjusted for the particular use with a sidecar, the installation of a steering damper is highly recommended and extremely beneficial. This prevents low speed wobble which may occur in the lower speed range of about 13 to 20 mph. In older motorcycles adjustable friction dampers had been routinely installed. Hydraulically operated steering dampers may be retrofitted.
Suzuki LTR450 LTR 450 98mm Big Bore 12.5:1 CP Piston Cometic NGK Spark Plug Seal
I got a quick reply to my email the next day and they processed my order over the phone and shipped it the same day. While it would be nice to have the option to order internationally it won't even let me choose Canada or my province in this review, online I do appreciate the quick service. Very impressed with these for the price, and will be buying a set as a Christmas present for my dad. I had previously purchased 4 of these to hold my two quads down to the trailer. Before these bonnet straps, I was using regular ratchet straps. The ratchet straps worked ok, but I was always concerned about how tight they locked the suspension. When you go over a bump, your quads have to be able to move a little so parts don't bend and brake. I found these bonnet straps and they're the easiest I've ever used. You simply adjust them to fit your tire size, hook it to your trailer and ratchet them down. The stress is now on your tires, leaving the suspension of the quad free for moving and absorbing the bumps. To unload, simply release the tension on the strap and slide it off the tire.