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Offline BlingKing

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Steering Dampers at last!
« on: January 30, 2014, 05:27:35 pm »
The have arrived!
I now have the R1200GS LC, Wilbers steering dampers in stock.
Top quality piece of kit this, it has 22 click adjustment on it and quite honestly makes the BMW OEM one look quite drab really.
They are going fast so if you want to get yourself safer on the road and not have to worry about that impending tank slapper, give me a shout and I will set your steering straight!

R 8250.00 incl everything, fitting kit etc etc.

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Re: Steering Dampers at last!
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 07:46:55 pm »
Very good price considering our currency :thumleft:
 

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Re: Steering Dampers at last!
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 09:28:08 am »
Very pretty like all the stuff out of Benny's workshops.

And it's adjustable too :cheers:
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Re: Steering Dampers at last!
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 10:18:36 am »
Denver, you should sell the owner of the bike in the pictures some radiator guards :joker:

For those interested, to retrofit the BMW steering damper you have to replace the lower fork brace and the trailing arm. Add cost of the damper and labour you are looking at R18k.

The Wilbers option is quick to fit, offers a 22 point adjustment and costs a lot less :thumleft:
 

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Re: Steering Dampers at last!
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 01:39:22 pm »
Anyone know if the Wilbers steering damper is linear or progressive?
I see Hyperpro has one too, offered in linear or progressive damping variants. Seems to be a similar same price.
 

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Re: Steering Dampers at last!
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 01:51:36 pm »
Hi

It is progressive, and the mounting brackets etc were all designed in collaboration with BMW AG. Wilbers run the BMW AG Motorrad Race Team in the IDM German Superbike series so they have a close working relationship with their R & Department.
Ours according to some oke Jan Staal (whom I believe is quite a shup rider) really works as he has one on his LC - I am not sure if he goes off-road at all, I think he is just a tar rider  :thumleft:

It has 22 click adjustment as well.
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Re: Steering Dampers at last!
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2014, 12:40:56 pm »
Hi

It is progressive, and the mounting brackets etc were all designed in collaboration with BMW AG. Wilbers run the BMW AG Motorrad Race Team in the IDM German Superbike series so they have a close working relationship with their R & Department.
Ours according to some oke Jan Staal (whom I believe is quite a shup rider) really works as he has one on his LC - I am not sure if he goes off-road at all, I think he is just a tar rider  :thumleft:   :spitcoffee:

It has 22 click adjustment as well.

Thanks Denver,
I figured it would be and I have immense respect for the Wilbers products and workmanship... (made a world of difference to my old 800)
Looking a little harder, it seems the Wilbers may be the easier fit. There was a small comment on the Hyperpro about minor cutting, which worries me some.

Next decision is whether I want to spend the R8-odd gorillas for peace of mind, as I have not had the slightest hint of untoward shakes from my LC   :eek7:

If Jan Staal says it's good, that's good enough for me  :ricky:

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