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Who would be interested in a group buy (Ohlins steering dampers)?

Yes
1 (100%)
No
0 (0%)
Depending on price
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 1

Voting closed: January 23, 2016, 11:29:37 PM

Author Topic: Steering Damper Saga  (Read 7145 times)

inkaporka

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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2016, 03:14:13 PM »
It would be interesting to know how many of the original 2000 bikes are still on the road or at least serviceable, and out of that number how many have already been fitted with aftermarket steering dampers, and how many are suffering with original units that are shagged.

One would think that it should not be so hard to get a paltry 1.25% of owners, i.e. 25 interested in this group buy - perhaps a letter to the Ohlins factory requesting they drop the minimum to 10 may work? Anything is worth a try - either that once we get 13 definite buyers, they buy 2 each and put one aside for when those who are hanging back really need one, and have to buy at a premium...

I am a definite starter, lets put some energy into this and make it happen one way or another!
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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2016, 01:05:05 PM »
Six!  8)

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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2016, 08:25:00 AM »
Seven for #0007

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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2016, 01:59:52 PM »
Make it 8 please.
Cheers Steve
« Last Edit: January 20, 2016, 02:17:59 PM by Gnasher »

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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2016, 08:53:06 PM »
Awesome Gnasher, we are now 33% of the way there! I note that the topic has been read 3887 or so times, so you would think out of that number of views a measly 25 units would be possible - mind you half of those views are probably mine, haha!

Lets keep it going and make it happen, be good to see 0980 whole again!
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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2016, 02:05:31 AM »
Id be in 100%, but l bought one from the states that was for sale on ebay towards the end of last year.

Can we do the same thing for the aluminium belt covers they are impossible to find !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2016, 03:08:44 PM »
Hey DD, I'm working in the belt covers, the engineering shop has them to figure out and will let me know what is possible. Once they have done one set they will be easily able to do more, problem is they are a great shop so are inundated with work. They are also doing me new fork tops....watch this space, no minimum order so there'll be no long wait time to find 24 other people!  8)

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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2016, 10:53:39 PM »
Hi lordmoonpie,

I am in 100% when once you know if and when they can do them. 

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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2017, 08:27:04 PM »
Bumping this up as I just scene it...

Make it 9...

lets get this thing moving again..

I will bump it up to .ms and .org
« Last Edit: February 13, 2017, 08:29:44 PM by ignited »

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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2017, 08:36:54 PM »
Since trying to start a group buy for the SD 156 I was eventually lucky enough to acquire one. Yay me! I know how ridiculous it is to find these guys so I have reached out to a colleague of mine that does a ton of CNC work.  Long story short how many of you would be truly interested in buying a setup that used the same Ohlins damper (would be new) and a custom CNC mount that was of equal or better quality than the original SD156 kit and would include all hardware? I don't know cost yet as I have to get my bracket off my bike and sent to him for him to asses. Once I know more, I'll probably start a new thread with more details.  If it falls short and not worth producing I'll be sure to let you all know. Rather than cluttering up this thread any further, shoot me a pm of you're interested. FWIW we won't need the 25 required by Ohlins.
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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2017, 09:20:38 AM »
I'd be in.  Make that 10.
Just bought an '01 MH with 9 miles.
Also, interested in the Staintune cans...got an email from Adam at S/T and said the another gent has expressed interest...so he'll make two sets...headers also, if desire.
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Back to the steering damper...I'm in.
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« Last Edit: June 27, 2017, 10:44:01 AM by L4V »
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Re: Steering Damper Saga
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2017, 02:12:22 AM »
G'day guys, I haven't checked into the forum for a long while but now that I have, I can't believe people are paying US$1200 for a steering damper, unbelievable! I will get back in touch with the Ohlins dude and see if they can do us a deal for the 10 that I see on this thread, if you are all still interested - no way I am paying $1200. Will get back on as soon as I have some news cheers.
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