Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western North Carolina
Motorcycle: GSXR 750K6, 2007 Kawasaki Z1000, Aprilia SXV550, DR650
Re: Bushing in steering damper...
The bearing in the center of the damper assy. is a heim (self-aligning) type bearing which allows quite a bit of up and down movement but prevents binding when the handlebars are moved side to side. There should be two plastic washers (SEAL,PILLOWBALL 64339-14101) on the top and bottom of the bearing. If those are missing or worn out the play will increase quite a bit.
Look that part number up on any of the online parts fiche sites and it will show you a parts diagram. It is listed under "Steering Stem".