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Old October 30th, 2013, 10:21 AM   #1
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ohlins steering damper

Fitted my Ohlins Damper this afternoon.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 10:30 AM   #2
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The effect may be worth it but maaaan that's ugly!
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Old October 30th, 2013, 01:32 PM   #3
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beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as far as i'm concerned it looks great and it's exactly the same damper thats fitted to my 996 foggy rep.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 02:01 PM   #4
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Nice, that's what's needs for these hooligan bikes.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 04:10 PM   #5
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Looks identical to mine (fitted it last week) and I reckon it looks fine. It also works well, settles the front end under hard acceleration in Sport mode nicely.
Full points to Ducabike for their great product and great service.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 05:49 AM   #6
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I've always been partial to the Scott's style damper, but I'm told they work the same.

Mental, I get scary speed-wobble when I'm flogging it above 90 mph. Did you experience same and did this fix it?

Either way, steering is way too loose at speed. Next time you guys (OP excluded?) are cruising at speed - 75 mph or better - give the bars just the slightest counter-steer tugs. When I was diagnosing front end issues a suspension tuning guide specifically said this could be fixed if we had an adjustable front end. Can't remember if it's lack of rebound or compression.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 07:18 AM   #7
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I think both dampers look fine, but the Ohlins looks especially "trick". To each his own regarding looks of course. Let's not forget that some people [odd people in my opinion] think the whole bike is ugly
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Old October 31st, 2013, 09:49 AM   #8
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Blasphemy! Probably the same guys that ride a Busa with 3' long swing arm, in shorts and no helmet. Natural selection will make there opinion invalid in no time.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 12:29 PM   #9
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The Ohlins looks identical to the damper on my R6! Looks great may have to look into swapping my damper back and forth if I keep the R6 in the spring
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Old October 31st, 2013, 12:57 PM   #10
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I like the Scott's better but never understood the need for any of it...

and i though it was beerholder...
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