Adjusting Steering Damper

Turn steering damper adjusting screw (26, Figure 2-36) clockwise to apply dampening action and counterclockwise to reduce dampening action. Apply steering damper only when operating under conditions where some degree of dampening stabilizes steering. It is best to keep the damper set a little snug when operating with a sidecar.


To adjust fork trail for use with sidecar, turn off nut on bracket bolt (35). Tap bolt head back far enough to pry out washer (36). Grasp fork tubes and pull forward sharply. It may be necessary to loosen upper bracket bolts (2) to move fork forward or backward. Revolve bracket bolt washers 180 degrees until pin on washer is forward. Seat washer pin in slot in bracket (22) boss. Tap bracket bolt (35) into position and turn on nut.

To adjust fork for solo riding, follow same procedure except push fork tubes back and insert washer (36) so pins are rearward.

REMOVING FORK SIDES (Figures 2-35 and 2-36)

If necessary repairs involve only fork sides, the entire fork need not be disassembled.

To remove fork side, proceed as follows:

1. Remove the fairing, windshield, headlamp, headlamp housing, front wheel, brake caliper assembly, and front fender.

2. Loosen fork bracket clamping bolts (1). Remove fork upper bracket bolt and oil seal or bolt and washer (2). Pull fork side out bottom of lower fork bracket.

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