I think a few of us have had this happen, my steering dampener rose joint ( the RH side one, where it joints onto the RH fork) has a crack through one side, it was probably a warranty item but ALAS I only just noticed it and the warranties up. I suspect I can source a generic replacement. looks like it takes a 8mm thread, anyone else replaced theirs?. I guess i just need to be VERY careful clamping the SD polished rod in order to unscrew the buggered rose joint. i see Extreme-Tech now makes them in a diamond shape.