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I am getting an NHK Kawasaki type steering damper and intend to install it on my Brampton forked B. I have seen the brackets described by Reg Bolton in 10 YEARS ON, but due to the differences in the head lug and friction steering damper, the fitting of the damper rod end is not as straightforward as with Girdraulics. I would rather not drill the small and fragile looking bottom flange of FT 207 steering column, and the little tab on FT 232AS nut doesn't look up to taking the possible forces in a wobble plus its plate is dished. In fact I would rather not alter the friction damper at all, and attach somewhere else. Has anyone done this installation already? I suppose the undrilled grease fitting bosses could be used, or I could try to make a fitted bracket for one end of the spindle housing on the steering column using the flange that is there. Since I am using a coil over hydraulic damper, I even considered replacing FT221L rear friction disk with a special bracket, making sure it could not rotate with girder movement, but that seems rather desperate. Any suggestions or experiences?