Page Index Toggle Pages: 1 Send TopicPrint
Normal Topic Steering Damper (Read 558 times)
Sleeping Dog
YaBB Newbies
*
Offline


Go Riding

Posts: 4
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Joined: 12/23/18
Gender: Male
Steering Damper
12/02/19 at 20:20:05
Post Tools
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.

Thanks,

Jim
  

83 R65
05 F650 Dakar
75 Norton Commando (Project)
I've got these lines on my face from straightening the wrinkles in my life
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Matt Chapter
God Member
*****
Offline


<insert witty remark here>

Posts: 554
Location: Austin, TX
Joined: 04/27/10
Gender: Male
Re: Steering Damper
Reply #1 - 12/04/19 at 11:14:55
Post Tools
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 ~67000 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.
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
marcmax
God Member
*****
Offline


Any day on two wheels
is a good day

Posts: 1120
Location: St Marys, GA
Joined: 03/25/09
Gender: Male
Re: Steering Damper
Reply #2 - 12/04/19 at 13:01:02
Post Tools
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.
  

Keep your bike in good repair:  motorcycle boots are not comfortable for walking.  

1982 R65ls        1984 R65ls        1991 K75
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Bob_Roller
Global Moderator
*****
Offline


  GMT -7 Hours

Posts: 8902
Location: Tempe, Aridzona USA
Joined: 11/13/06
Gender: Male
Re: Steering Damper
Reply #3 - 12/04/19 at 15:52:52
Post Tools
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...
  

'81 R65
'82 R65 LS  
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
'02 R1150R
Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Mrclubike
Ex Member


Re: Steering Damper
Reply #4 - 12/04/19 at 19:09:03
Post Tools
According to MAX NLA
  

damper.PNG ( 31 KB | 18 Downloads )
damper.PNG
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Mrclubike
Ex Member


Re: Steering Damper
Reply #5 - 12/04/19 at 19:15:56
Post Tools
O heck This makes 1000 posts
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Matt Chapter
God Member
*****
Offline


<insert witty remark here>

Posts: 554
Location: Austin, TX
Joined: 04/27/10
Gender: Male
Re: Steering Damper
Reply #6 - 12/05/19 at 12:04:57
Post Tools
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...


Went out in '85, so we're both right!  Grin
  

'86 R65 with '84 motor ~67000 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.
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Sleeping Dog
YaBB Newbies
*
Offline


Go Riding

Posts: 4
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Joined: 12/23/18
Gender: Male
Re: Steering Damper
Reply #7 - 12/09/19 at 20:41:22
Post Tools
Thanks for the info.

Found an Ohlins that would fit, but at ~$500, I kept looking the Fast From the Past NHK at ~150 is cheap.
  

83 R65
05 F650 Dakar
75 Norton Commando (Project)
I've got these lines on my face from straightening the wrinkles in my life
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
ShutterPilot
Junior Member
**
Offline


I Love YaBB 2!

Posts: 86
Location: Durham, NC
Joined: 01/08/14
Gender: Male
Re: Steering Damper
Reply #8 - 01/22/20 at 08:44:15
Post Tools
Hi Sleeping Dog,
I know this is a bit dated, but I second fastfromthepast. Jim Henshaw set me up with the ODM500. It went in right where the OEM was, no mods. $85 and good enough for the salt flats. http://www.fastfromthepast.com/odm500
I have a post here circa 2014/2015 about its install with photos.

  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send TopicPrint