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Took my S in for a Warrant Of Fitness (MOT) yesterday, only to be told it wasn't up to code because there was a strut missing from my swingarm, and I'm lucky he saw it or there could be a major handling issue:lol. I gave him the lowdown on the rotary damper and how it's probably quite a lot safer with coil-over-damper Bitubo. At first he insisted it needed to certified by an engineer, even though it has been on the bike and passing WOF's for 6 years.

In the end he let it through because I seemed to know what I was doing (all else fails use big words like stiction and cavitation etc:devious), but next time I should refit the OEM unit for inspection:dowhat Problem is I gave the old rotisory and SOAS away to a zoner years ago, but if the R damper unit will fit (or is it too big??) I might let all of the gas out and do that next time.

Or, I could clean up the wear-marks on the tabs and say it's a "platform sharing" issue, and they aren't used on this model:laugh.

I have to admit that one came out of left field...has anyone else struck this:O
 

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Haven't had any problems here and had have mine around the same time ,where did you you take VTNZ ? .
I have a rotary door stop and soas hiding in the garage if needed,i'll find my wof is due next week .
 

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Cheers, I'll let you know if it comes to that. It was VTNZ - but a new guy who has only just started doing bike warrants. They are normally really good, not having a vested interest in finding borderline faults and selling you stock off their shelves..
 

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Just run a bolt through the empty holes and they'll not even notice it then. :yes
 

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Amusing that some people aren't aware of the notorious TLS rotary damper and the certain devastation it will cause..just kidding but surely it's reputation is known by now.
 
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