Yes, it frustrates me that I hadn't even made the first payment on my '17 GSA and I'm already having to replace the front wheel and the damper. This is just after I replaced the tires before even riding the bike.Oh those stock steering dampers….
My assessment is that they add weight to the bike and that’s about it. Sadly, that implies we need to spend a lot on a real quality damper.
I'm sort of just walking around shaking my lowered head hoping that it will bet better.