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12/02/19 at 20:20:05
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The steering damper on my R65 no longer damps. The body length is approx. 6.5" and the rod length 12". Has anyone replaced their's and which brand and model dig you get.

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Re: Steering Damper
Reply #1 - 12/04/19 at 11:14:55
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I believe steering dampers aren't original equipment, so if you liked the performance previously I'd go back with the same manufacturer.
  

'86 R65 with '84 motor ~66000 miles.  SS lines, Spiegler rotor, Progressive monoshock, Keihan silencers, a piece of Pichler fairing.
'76 CB400F ~26000 miles.  Weepy SS lines, big dent in the tank.
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Reply #2 - 12/04/19 at 13:01:02
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This is where I bought mine when I just knew I had to have one. www.fastfromthepast.com He is helpful but they don't come cheap.
  

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Reply #3 - 12/04/19 at 15:52:52
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Steering dampers were OEM parts, doubtful they are still available from BMW .

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=0365-USA-01-1982-248-BMW-R65LS&dia...
  

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Reply #4 - 12/04/19 at 19:09:03
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According to MAX NLA
  

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O heck This makes 1000 posts
  

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Re: Steering Damper
Reply #6 - 12/05/19 at 12:04:57
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Bob_Roller wrote on 12/04/19 at 15:52:52:
Steering dampers were OEM parts, doubtful they are still available from BMW .

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=0365-USA-01-1982-248-BMW-R65LS&dia...


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