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Old 12-14-2008, 08:38 PM   #1
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F800GS steering dampener

Hi guys, just a quik 1 to show something i seen the other day wen i was out and about, actually it was the 2nd steering damper i spotted on a F800, i spoke to the bloke and he gave me a contact of the company on the central coast NSW, the owner of the bike was extremly impressed!!! he said the only problem was he is riding alot faster on any dirt roads or bush tracks because of his boost in confidence with the dampener on!!!!
The only thing i could do...... was to contact them and order 1 asap!!!!
Call them on 02 4374 1655 or email designmsc@bigpond.com

Im prity new to this and havin a bit of trouble getn the pic of the steering dampener up but i will keep tryin!!!!

http://photobucket.com/tappat48

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Old 12-15-2008, 06:59 AM   #2
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Since it's F800GS specific, I've moved this to Beasts.

You cannot upload pics as an attachment, you must load them on an external photo hosting site and then link them to your report. There's a tutorial on it in the Ask Baldy forum at the very top, How to post an image, post # 1
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:09 PM   #3
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Thanks mate! as i said im very new to this I'll giv that a go!!!
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:02 PM   #4
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Not sure why you would need a sterring damper for the 800. What advantages would it give you over stock specifically?
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:22 PM   #5
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I have had steering dampeners on my road and mx bikes for years and wont have a mx or road bike without 1 and i always here that question what do they do and my bike doesnt head shake! what i find is they help alot to keep the bike trakin staight wen u hit something you dont c like a tree root or a rock pot hole etc. the big advantage i can c and wat otha riders tell that have 1 on adventure bikes is wen u r all loaded up on a big trip through the aussie desert the dampener stops the front wheel from weaving which ends up a nasty headshake it happen 2 me on my 1st trip into sandy traks in western nsw and believe me the bike gets pritty untidy a high speeds with the back end weighed down leavin not much weight over the front wheel and since the forks arnt real adjustable and the shock is limited im sure it will help alot
The 2 i hav seen on F800's the riders didnt stop ravin about it claimin it is the best thing they have put on the bike!!
I think i got this pic thing sorted hopefully it will work

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Old 12-15-2008, 04:38 PM   #6
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Not sure why you would need a sterring damper for the 800. What advantages would it give you over stock specifically?
I am counting the days until a put a stabilizer on my 800. It's a handful off road.

Why have one and what are the advantages? Nothing if you've never run one I guess.
The best explanation I can give would be something lame like, "it really lets you concentrate on riding the bike, not fighting w/ it".

I've contacted Scotts and BRP in hopes they'll snatch up my bike and get going on something.
I'll post here as soon as something happens.
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:48 PM   #7
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u should shoot an email off 2 oz and get them to send u some pics of wat they make, its branded ralle-moto, the $ in oz is stuffed 65c to 1USD so u could buy well down under i guess with all kinds of oz made bits like staintune exhaust i got 1 of those its great and looks fantastic!
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:46 PM   #8
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Anyone know if Ohlins or WP are working on steering dampers for the new F650GS and F800GS?
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:23 PM   #9
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here is can't pinnit's picture


I think this would be a great improvement to the f800gs as well ....F800s & st have a plunger type stock

Any pricing? Look like new cables/hoses might be in order with the size of the bar risers

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Old 12-16-2008, 05:03 AM   #10
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took a look at my bike. Those Bar clamps arent as high as I thought. just very beefy
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:11 PM   #11
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get my steering damper today!! i'll let u no how it goes!!
btw thanks for posting those pics mate!!
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:44 PM   #12
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How much$$$
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:49 PM   #13
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about $850 i got some other stuff aswell. but if ur in the states thats about 40% less so!! AUD was 65c today!!
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:13 PM   #14
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also if your from o'seas, less 10% GST
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:28 PM   #15
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Wicked Emig Racing Damper Setup

I'm hoping I can someday afford one of these from Emig Racing....

Here's the Xchallenge version:



Yum.

To go along with the fully adjustable forks I'll pick up from...well, somewhere.

A guy can dream, eh?

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