Project Daytona – Part 3 – Repairing the damaged steering stop

When it came time to get the road worthy done for the Daytona, the bike shop picked up that the steering stop was damaged. And by damaged, we mean absolutely fucked. Naturally it had to be fixed. And what better way than doing it DIY style. Time to get to work.

To start off, we need to get access to the steering stop so we can measure up our replacement stop.

Step 1 – Get the bike up on the stands.


Step 2 – take the front fairing and sub frame off to gain access to the air intake. After removing the intake we’ll be able to see how much damage there is.


With the air intake off, you can see that the steering stop has been completely snapped off. Shit.
Here is another shot where you can see the full extent of the damage. Not much steering stopping will be happening here.

Now we know the extent of the damage, it was time to come up with a  fix. There are numerous ways to do it, but we found the easiest way is by getting a steel bracket made up that mounts onto the existing intake bolt holes. This is where it comes in handy to have boilermakers as mates.

And here is the new steering stop, a piece of 4mm steel shaped to fit with a solid metal stop on the bottom. Here we are mocking up the new stop to see what alterations need to be made.
In this photo you can see that the new stop does not sit flush with the exiting stop. This was fixed by getting out the dremel and tidying up the old, broken stop. Once the new stop was sitting flush, it was a simple case of drilling the holes, seeing if it fit as it should and giving it a paint to make it look fancy.
Here is the new stop painted and installed. Works a treat and costs absolutely nothing!

So thats it for the steering stop side of things. The bike is coming along nicely now. Next up we’ll be installing and cleaning up a titanium Akrapovic slip on that we purchased second hand. Should sound wicked and save a lot of weight!

Keep it OnTheBackWheel people.

If you want to know how to remove the fairings, check out the previous Project Daytona article by clicking here.


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