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inkaporka

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Steering dampers
« on: June 15, 2013, 05:47:17 AM »
G'day all

Anyone had to rebuild their original steering damper? Is it doable or once they lose their bite they are stuffed? Any advice appreciated.

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Re: Steering dampers
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 12:04:47 PM »
Hi! I buy a Ohlins. The original steering dampers is very weak and low quality.

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Christian J

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Re: Steering dampers
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 10:45:29 PM »
I'd agree that a rebuild is not money well spent. Aftermarket has a few reliable options.
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Re: Steering dampers
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 08:31:08 PM »
The steering damper on my first MHe blew up on the first day of a week on the Isle of Man.  We just removed it and I got used to the feeling, rode it without the damper for about 800 miles.
I learned that many OEM units fail and was under the impression they're not rebuildable.
I did replace it with an Ohlins unit (SD 156) but would have liked to have found a less expensive alternative.

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Re: Steering dampers
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 02:52:45 PM »
be carefull with Ohlins sd 156, it cost me big headache to found mine (same problem with OEM leaking few months ago) , after looking into internet and getting one with the wrong references, lot of people are proposing them for sale on the web, and either they are out of stock or either they send you the wrong stuff (despite they confirmed it was sd 156) . request pictures of the mounting bracket (its where the difference is) . i finally found mine directly from Ohlins France but it was the last one....


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Re: Steering dampers
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2013, 05:49:36 PM »
What are the alternative steering dampers for the MH900e out there?

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Re: Steering dampers
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2017, 07:23:31 PM »
WTB Ohlins steering Damper for the MH900e
Ohlins unit (SD 156)

I realize they are very hard to come by but I imagine someone has a few just sitting around in a box from 16 years ago..

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