I took a trip down memory lane today when a discussion of steering dampers came up on the Wild Guzzi web site and I related that I had used the friction damper on my 1966 Yamaha 305 YM1 Cross Country Sport until I was carrying the bike in the back of a pickup on a vacation in Savannah Ga when a dump truck crossed the center line and knocked my truck into a concrete bridge abutment at 35 MPH resulting in a very rapid stop and the bike hitting the front of the bed with enough force to bend the fork legs. After a stint in the hospital with a broken jaw and getting the bike back home to Ohio. I tried to straighten the forks but only managed to make them equally bent so I put the bend toward the front which increased the trail and all but eliminated the tendency toward tank slapping. That wreck was in 1968 and I posted a photo of the Yamaha taken in 1971 with my early Vetter S1000 fairing (that I must have purchased between those years) and a different seat that I had gotten at Spook's Motorcycle Graveyard in Trotwood Ohio. That prompted me to Google Spook's Motorcycle Graveyard and up popped this article and a note that Spook's is still in business run by Spook's descendents. https://motorcycleviews.com/tales/story137.htm I still have the bike with the fairing and seat in the barn awaiting a ressurection while I ride my 04 Triumph America and 96 Moto Guzzi California.