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inkaporka

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Steering Damper Saga
« on: October 14, 2013, 03:46:56 PM »
G'day all

Just been around and around trying to find a steering damper - the original one is rooted and no-one wants to rebuild it, have tried a few US Ducati specialists for an Ohlins and no luck, in fact I have been told that the SD156 has been discontinued, not the news I was hoping to hear!
Anyway, I thought that maybe one of you gurus out there would know of a possible compatible fit, I would prefer Ohlins but well, it seems beggars can't be choosers in this case. I guess as long as the mount fits and the stroke is the same, another damper should work. Oh incidentally I sent Ducati Saarland (as they seem to have quite a few bits on ther website for MH900e's) an email but not speaking German put me at a distinct disadvantage...
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I am sure I am not the only owner to face this issue.

Cheers
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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 01:46:43 PM »
I would try this one.
But I'm not able to check the diameter of the steering dumper from paul smart.
The use of the dumper from the 998 thould be possible but it is a little shoter and there is no possibility for adjustig.
The upper fork crown from MHe and PS is the same i think... or not? check it out.

http://www.google.de/imgres?sa=X&biw=1280&bih=604&tbm=isch&tbnid=R_D7eVCmaGaFSM:&imgrefurl=http://www.demonbikes.com/more/on/details/12302&docid=yYtkiFYiDcz37M&itg=1&imgurl=http://www.demonbikes.com/large.cgi%253Fimage%253D12302.jpg%2526ref%253D12302%2526save%253D&w=240&h=134&ei=9Y1hUoysFsHVtAan0oGQBw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=356&vpy=18&dur=2510&hovh=108&hovw=192&tx=92&ty=74&page=1&tbnh=107&tbnw=174&start=0&ndsp=26&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0,i:106

oh I found the original steeringdumper in the online shop http://www.stein-dinse.biz/ for only 1166,20

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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2013, 03:02:41 PM »
I would try this one.
But I'm not able to check the diameter of the steering dumper from paul smart.
The use of the dumper from the 998 thould be possible but it is a little shoter and there is no possibility for adjustig.
The upper fork crown from MHe and PS is the same i think... or not? check it out.

http://www.google.de/imgres?sa=X&biw=1280&bih=604&tbm=isch&tbnid=R_D7eVCmaGaFSM:&imgrefurl=http://www.demonbikes.com/more/on/details/12302&docid=yYtkiFYiDcz37M&itg=1&imgurl=http://www.demonbikes.com/large.cgi%253Fimage%253D12302.jpg%2526ref%253D12302%2526save%253D&w=240&h=134&ei=9Y1hUoysFsHVtAan0oGQBw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=356&vpy=18&dur=2510&hovh=108&hovw=192&tx=92&ty=74&page=1&tbnh=107&tbnw=174&start=0&ndsp=26&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:0,i:106

oh I found the original steeringdumper in the online shop http://www.stein-dinse.biz/ for only 1166,20

Ducati Saarland: the Text on the button "muss ich haben" is the same as "buy immediately"

be carefull with this last one , it doesnt fit the bike, and i became crazy calling them to get my money back for THEIR mistake , hmmm ...also i had to pay for the shipping back .

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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013, 01:01:40 PM »
Hey Inkaporka, send your old damper to Richard at Maxton Engineering in the uk and he'll make you a damper with the same stroke and everything else, maybe better! Have a look and contact him through the maxton website....their suspension is as good as any of the leading race suspension houses and they custom make anything you need unlike ohlins etc...

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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2013, 12:41:45 PM »
I've found on google that some one in this site is organising a group by of the Ohlins steering dampener as Ohlins want a minimum order of 25 to put the dampener back into production.
I can not find the post within this site.
It was posted on the 8th of November this year.
Does anyone have any idea who this is???
I am very interested in helping out and getting Ohlins to put the dampener back into production.

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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2013, 01:52:51 AM »

Does anyone have any idea who this is???


In the "Wanted" section - http://mh900e.org/index.php?topic=64.0

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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2014, 01:01:11 PM »
G'day all

Just been around and around trying to find a steering damper - the original one is rooted and no-one wants to rebuild it, have tried a few US Ducati specialists for an Ohlins and no luck, in fact I have been told that the SD156 has been discontinued, not the news I was hoping to hear!
Anyway, I thought that maybe one of you gurus out there would know of a possible compatible fit, I would prefer Ohlins but well, it seems beggars can't be choosers in this case. I guess as long as the mount fits and the stroke is the same, another damper should work. Oh incidentally I sent Ducati Saarland (as they seem to have quite a few bits on ther website for MH900e's) an email but not speaking German put me at a distinct disadvantage...
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I am sure I am not the only owner to face this issue.

Cheers

You might want to post something on Ducati.ms if you havent already as this site doesnt get much traffic. All MH questions should be posted under the "Sport Classic" forum. Good luck.

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2014, 09:27:17 PM »
In the "Wanted" section - http://mh900e.org/index.php?topic=64.0

That was me.  I had no luck getting interested parties so I gave up.  Finding enough people to actually commit is impossible.  I gave up for now. If I knew I could unload all 25 and not lose a dime...  I'd make the investment.  This would be high-risk with no real yield for me.

My OP on Ducati.ms was under matt376
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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2014, 01:53:32 AM »
We did a number of group buys of items on the old MH900e site.  I'll commit to an Ohlins steering damper if there is a group buy.

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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2014, 07:49:03 PM »
Ditto. Me too.
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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2014, 12:08:19 AM »
So we are up to 3 steering dampeners??

Is that it?

matthieu

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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2014, 06:03:36 AM »
Hello,

Let's make 4 :)

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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2014, 11:34:54 PM »
Ok, 4.
Another 21 to go......

DucatMH

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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2014, 07:01:26 AM »
Well...  4 is progress.  Perhaps another few years and we will have 25!!  It only took 6 months to get you 4.   ;) ;) ;) ;)  I'll keep checking back
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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2016, 06:07:34 PM »
Make it 5. This is slow... :)